Metro

Another dreary day on tap — but the sun will come out tomorrow

 Thursday will start out damp and dreary, but sunshine should return Friday.
Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Thursday will start out damp and dreary, but sunshine should return Friday.

Thursday will start out damp and dreary, but don’t worry: Sunshine will return Friday and stay with us through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

So when you look out your window, just remember: Beautiful weather is just around the corner.

It was raining in the Boston area Thursday morning, and forecasters said the rest of the day should be cloudy with a slight chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Temperatures are expected to stay in the lower 70s.

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“Today will be a transition day between the showery regime we’ve been in for the last several days and the drier days ahead,” forecasters said.

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Although conditions are expected to improve as the day goes on, forecasters said “we’ll see a continued chance of showers today, mainly over western and central MA and CT.”

Thursday night will be mostly cloudy with patchy fog, and temperatures will drop into the low 60s. Then the skies will finally clear up and give way to sunshine Friday.

Friday should be partly sunny and pleasant, with highs in the 70s and light winds — a perfect way to kick off the weekend.

“Friday will be a nice break from the clouds and wet weather,” forecasters said. “The most noticeable change will be the return of some sunshine and dry conditions.”

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Forecasters said the dry air will stick around for a while, and the rest of the weekend is looking great, too: Saturday will be mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-70s, and Sunday will be sunny and warmer, with temperatures potentially reaching the low 80s.

This warm and dry weather will continue into Monday, which will be mostly sunny with highs in the lower 80s, forecasters said.

Of course, all good things must come to an end. For us, that means the stretch of sunny weather will likely conclude Tuesday, as forecasters predict cloudy skies and rain to return “as remnant moisture from [Hurricane] Florence approaches the region.”

Forecasters said flooding could potentially become a concern, but at this point “the only impacts in southern New England from Hurricane Florence will be high surf and dangerous rip currents, especially on the south coast through Friday.”

Emily Sweeney can be reached at esweeney@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @emilysweeney.