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Frost fades as fall Friday comes into focus

Riders in a hot air balloon getting a top view of the Vermont landscape near Quechee , VT on Thursday.

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Riders in a hot air balloon getting a top view of the Vermont landscape near Quechee , VT on Thursday.

It reached the freezing mark in Springfield overnight, but the temperatures in Greater Boston are expected to rebound nicely on Friday, creating a nice fall day to end the work week, the National Weather Service said.

“After overnight lows in the lower 30s across portions of the region early this morning, expect temperatures to recover to seasonal levels during this afternoon,’’ forecasters wrote on social media. “Temps will top off in the lower-mid 60s, which are close to seasonal normals for mid October.”

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Joining Springfield in the cold locker was Orange where the thermometer dropped to 32 degrees. The earliest Boston hit the mark was on Oct. 5, 1881, and the normal date is Nov. 4, the weather service said.

A frost advisory remains in effect for most of Massachusetts away from the coast until 8 a.m. Friday.

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The weekend will be marked by scattered showers, warmer temperatures and a spike in humidity, forecasters said. “Much warmer than normal and humid’’ Saturday night into Sunday, forecasters wrote. “It will be mild though, with highs mainly in the upper 60s to lower 70s.”

Scattered showers are expected Saturday night into Sunday morning and then again on Sunday night.

“Not a washout,” forecasters wrote.

John R. Ellement can be reached at ellement@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.
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