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Jim Cleveland, of Shelbyville, Ky., set up a camera at his campsite at sunrise as he prepared for the last solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017. This year, the solar eclipse will reach its peak at 5:33 a.m.

Here’s what you need to know about viewing the upcoming solar eclipse

On Thursday morning, a partial solar eclipse will be visible, but you're going to have to get up pretty early to view it.

Dave Epstein
The fountain at the Christian Science Center plaza provided a cool relief for the hot weather on Saturday afternoon.

It’s sweltering today, and things won’t cool down until midweek

Boston and many of the surrounding areas reached 90 degrees on Monday, marking the third consecutive day of 90-degree weather — meaning we have our first official heat wave of the season.

Forecast | Dave Epstein
Highs on Sunday will reach the mid-90s in several areas.

Some serious heat is coming to Mass. this weekend

June heat waves are not unprecedented, but they are not very common and there’s the possibility that some in the region will have a four- or five-day bout of 90-degree weather beginning Saturday.

Forecast | Dave Epstein
Beachgoers relaxed at Carson Beach in Boston a few weeks ago. Except for those right on the water next week, temperatures could shoot into the 90s.

Showers are likely before temperatures in the 90s and possible first heat wave of 2021

The weather is going to be active over the next several days with everything from sunshine and comfortable temperatures to a full-blown heat wave — with a chance for some significant rain in between the two.

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Fans wore rain ponchos and parkas while waiting for a baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Boston Red Sox on Sunday.

It was a cold weekend, but Memorial Day will be better

After morning clouds and a few showers, we’re going to start to see improvement for Memorial Day from west to east. Most of the heavy rain will be over before any parades or other festivities, and temperatures will be warming up.

Forecast | Dave Epstein

It’s going to be a cold and wet weekend

As we kick off the unofficial start to summer this weekend you might want to replace your barbecue with a crock pot and the beach umbrella with a regular one.

Forecast | Dave Epstein
A line of severe weather was quickly moving east Wednesday afternoon

Thunderstorms may precede an unsettled Memorial Day Weekend

A series of storms could bring rain, thunder, and lightning to Greater Boston late Wednesday, and more rain could come Friday, when showers could make for a soggy start to the holiday weekend.

Weather | Dave Epstein
People lounged at Carson Beach in South Boston last week.

This week, expect cooler weather with more midweek heat

A mix of mild weather, more heat, and potential storms are in the forecast.