Sunny skies to return for end of Memorial Day weekend

Al and Vivian Melendez from upstate New York braved chilly weather to explore Kennebunkport, Maine.

Greta Rybus for the Boston Globe

Al and Vivian Melendez from upstate New York braved chilly weather to explore Kennebunkport, Maine.

Temperatures dropped significantly over the weekend — even including snow in some areas of New England — but you will be able to put your parkas back in the closet soon. Sunshine and balmy temperatures will return Monday just in time for Memorial Day, according to the National Weather Service of Taunton.

While it remained chilly in Boston today, showers decreased throughout the day as the rainy weather slowly moved north toward Maine, said meteorologist Bill Simpson. Temperatures that were in the low 50s during the day are expected to drop to the low 40s overnight.


Bostonians and visitors to the city will have a pleasant day with sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s, Simpson said. Visitors to Cape Cod will also enjoy temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s with very low winds, said Simpson.

“It will be very comfortable,” Simpson said, but added that the week will progressively get more hot and humid.

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A chance of scattered rain showers on Wednesday may be responsible for the humidity later in the week, said Simpson. Temperatures will rise to the high 80s and low 90s on Thursday and linger through Saturday.

“We’ll be wishing for last weekend again,” said Simpson of the upcoming hot weather.

Northern Vermont and New Hampshire have had more winter-like conditions over the past few days, with flooding and reports of snow ranging from a dusting to 3 inches and even to 1 foot in some high-elevation areas, according to the National Weather Service of Burlington, Vt.


The storm knocked out power to more than 12,000 residents, which has since been restored, according to an official tweet from Green Mountain Power. About a dozen customers in scattered areas across Vermont remain without power as of 4 p.m., according to Green Mountain’s website.

Flood watch warnings have been removed and no additional river flooding is anticipated, according to the National Weather Service of Burlington website. Cool weather — including patchy frost tonight and possibly Tuesday morning — will remain in the Burlington area until Wednesday, when a warm front is expected to move in and push temperatures to the upper 70s. Temperatures will continue to climb to the mid-80s by Saturday, the website reported.

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