Metro

Sunny, dry weather forecast for week ahead

After a “soggy start,” Saturday in the Boston area is expected to be dry, cool, and mild, signaling a start to a clear summer week.

“The showers have moved out this morning, so [it’ll be a] mainly dry day today,” National Weather Service meteorologist Alan Dunham said. “Can’t rule out the risk of a shower late this afternoon or evening, but for the most part, the Greater Boston area … will be mainly dry.”

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Once temperatures peak in the mid-70s Saturday, they will likely dip down to around 68 degrees overnight, bringing enough wind to prompt a small craft advisory beginning at 7 p.m. and lasting until 4 a.m. Sunday. Seas off the Massachusetts coast could reach 3 to 5 feet.

Dunham had bad news for those hoping to see the Perseid meteor shower on Saturday, its peak night: clouds Saturday night into Sunday morning will likely obscure the night sky across the Northeast, he said.

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“It’s going to be mostly cloudy tonight, so it’s probably not going to be great viewing weather,” Dunham said. “Really, it looks like no place in southern New England or even New England—you’d have to almost go to southwest of Albany.”

Skies should clear up by Sunday morning. Sunday is forecast to be mostly sunny with highs in the mid-80s—an identical forecast to that of nearly every day in the coming week.

No rain is expected until Friday, when showers could make a return appearance. Until then, Bay Staters have a chance to enjoy the last days of summer.

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“For people that are on vacation this week, it’s a good week,” Dunham said.

Rowan Walrath can be reached at rowan.walrath@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @rowanwalrath.
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