Dry weather will enter the region today before a prolonged period of wet, warm conditions with temperatures rising through the weekend. Snow is unlikely through next week, according to the National Weather Service.
Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 40. A west wind will gust near 15 miles per hour through the day, forecasters said.
Clouds will develop overnight, and conditions will make for one of the warmest nights in a while, with temperatures in the 30s. Rain could enter the region late tonight north of the Massachusetts Turnpike, but no downpours are expected.
Friday will be mostly cloudy, with showers possible. Temperatures will settle in the mid-40s and a southwest wind will gust over 10 miles per hour. Rain will persist into the evening, as will cloudy skies. Temperatures will fall to around 40 overnight, according to the weather service.
The rain will continue this weekend. Showers will commence around 2 p.m. Saturday and continue overnight. Temperatures will peak near 50 during the day. Rain will continue overnight as temperatures fall into the low 40s, according to the weather service.
“Saturday won’t be a washout,” said weather service meteorologist Alan Dunham. “There is a better chance of rain on Sunday, and we will see warmer temperatures, as well. This weekend is going to knock out a lot of the snowpack, especially south of the city.”
Showers are likely Sunday morning and should persist overnight. Temperatures will climb into the low 50s, and skies will be cloudy. Temperatures will drop into the mid-40s overnight as the rain continues.
A cooling trend will begin Monday. But “nice dry weather and mostly sunny skies are expected for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day,” Dunham said.