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Sunny skies, temps in the mid-60s expected for Opening Day

Don’t forget to pack the sunscreen with the peanuts and Cracker Jacks.

Expect sunny skies and above-normal temperatures as baseball returns to Fenway, the National Weather Service said, with temperatures in the mid-60s when the game begins at 2:05 p.m.

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For those sitting in the bleachers, watch out for — believe it or not — sunburn.

“This time of the year the sun is about as strong as it would be on a late August day, regardless of the fact it’s not as warm,” writes Boston.com weather blogger David Epstein.

A sea breeze will cool things down to the 50s along the coast this afternoon, meteorologist Charlie Foley said, but inland, temperatures should reach the mid-60s.

Clouds will roll in tonight, bringing a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. A rumble of thunder and a stray shower will likely linger into the morning commute, Foley said. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is possible.

On Tuesday, clouds will clear out by noon, giving way to another sunny afternoon with temperatures in the low 60s and a slight breeze.

A front moving eastward will stall over the region for the rest of the workweek, with cool and unpleasant conditions on its north side and mild and pleasant weather on its south side, Foley said.

“That front is going to oscillate north and south, and we’re uncertain where it’s going,” making the rest of the week a bit difficult to predict, Foley said.

A 50 percent chance of showers will reign Wednesday through Friday, with decreasing temperatures as the week progresses. Friday’s forecast high is 48 degrees – the same as tonight’s low.

However, “once all this stormy weather out of the way Friday, the weekend should be sunny, dry and in the 50s,” Foley said.

As for Monday’s Boston Marathon forecast, Foley said, it’s too early to predict anything temperature-wise, but it will be dry.

Lauren Dezenski can be reached at lauren.dezenski@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @Lauren_Dez.

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