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A sunny, warm, less humid weekend ahead

After a week full of thunderstorm threats, Massachusetts is in for a sunny weekend.

“The threat for rain will lower today, pretty much very little if any threat tomorrow or Saturday, and maybe a chance of a thunderstorms in the west late Sunday,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Matt Doody.

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Parts of Southeastern Massachusetts along the coast and Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard could experience some late afternoon or evening showers, Doody said, because of a cold front just off the coast. Doody said there could be “a few rumbles of thunder,” but he did not expect any storms.

The rest of the region should see sunny skies today, with high temperatures in the low 80s.

“Humidity values, at least through the day today, will drop ... to around 40 percent or so, so certainly much drier than we’ve seen the last couple of days,” Doody said. Tonight will likely be partly cloudy with temperatures in the upper 60s.

By Friday, it will “pretty much be dry everywhere,” Doody said, with high temperatures hovering around 80 degrees. Friday night will likely be clear with temperatures falling to the mid-60s.

Saturday will be nearly identical, with clear skies during the day and overnight and temperatures reaching the low 80s during the day, later falling to the mid-60s at night.

Sunday is expected to be another cool, sunny day, but there is a slight chance for showers and storms in Western Massachusetts beginning by late afternoon or evening. Humidity will likely begin rising again by the end of the weekend, bringing the possibility of rain for the rest of the region early next week.

Kiera Blessing can be reached at Follow her on Twitter at @kierablessing.
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