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Dave Epstein | Forecast
Flowers bloom on a tree in Mass. during the springtime.

It’s warming up in New England this weekend. But it won’t last

Saturday looks to be the warmest of the two weekend days, with a storm system heading toward New England on Sunday that will bring some rain.

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On Boston Common, with the homes of Beacon Street as a background, students Devin Turcotte, left, and Marisa Ariyoshi studied in the warm spring weather recently. This has been one of the nicest springs since 2012, but forecasters are trying to predict how long the sunshine can really last.

This has been one of the nicest springs in a while — but how long will the sunshine last?

Which areas are going to get rain this weekend and which aren't is the million dollar question for forecasters to evaluate in the coming days.

Dave Epstein | Weather
Students studied the warm spring weather on Boston Common at the end of March. 

 Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Sunshine for Easter and beyond, but it could be too much of a good thing

With no rain in the forecast and drier-than-average conditions prevailing, it’s likely that the drought across New England is going to expand.

Weather | Dave Epstein
The Massachusetts State House is mirrored in raindrops on a car window parked on Beacon Street during heavy rain.

April is here, but will the weather be as nice as it was in March?

After Thursday’s rain ends, we can expect some colder than normal conditions for Friday and the weekend.

Windy weather is expected until this afternoon.

High winds could bring power outages, damage for much of Mass.

Massachusetts will experience “very windy and much cooler” weather on Monday, with “strong to damaging wind gusts” expected across the region until about mid-afternoon.

Forecast | Dave Epstein
A pedestrian strolled North Point Park in Cambridge on a day of gorgeous spring-like weather.

This weekend will have both spring sunshine and spring showers

Saturday will be a mild, lovely March day, so get outside while you can. Sunday brings lower temperatures and downpours the likes of which we haven't really seen so far this year.

Weather | Dave Epstein
Allison Nutting enjoyed the sunshine with her chihuahua Peanut under a tree in the Beaver Brook Reservation in Belmont.

The first week of spring will be unseasonably dry and warm

March is traditionally one of our cloudiest and wettest months, so enjoy every second of how dry this month has been so far.

As restrictions loosened in the state, diners on Newbury Street made the most of the spring weather.

 Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Spring fever is real. And it’s a mess

With the clocks moved forward an hour and daylight stretching past 12 hours, the annual phenomenon has arrived in full, fidgety force.