Before talking about the heat of the weekend, let’s not sleep on the fact that we have a magnificent day in prospect for today! Now, it’s not the prettiest start with some pockets of very dense fog — a dense fog advisory is in effect until 8am. Once we burn off the fog, the sun will guide us in the late morning and afternoon.

Once in the sun, the temperatures will warm up pleasantly. A southeasterly wind will keep the coastline a little cooler. This southeasterly wind will push the sea breeze a little deeper into Essex County and the North Shore. You can see this well on the colors of the temperature contour. It’s still a beautiful day! Temperatures will reach the 70s inland and the upper 60s on the coast line. The hottest stretch will be from Framingham to Fitchburg.

As warm air arrives overnight it could trigger a few very isolated showers. I wouldn’t care much. First, only a small fraction of us will actually see them. The best luck will be south of Boston in southeastern Massachusetts. Specifically, Buzzard’s Bay, Cape Cod and the Islands. Second, those who see showers, it’s overnight. Here’s a snapshot of future radar at 2am tonight.

Then it’s hot.

A heat advisory is in effect for Saturday and Sunday for heat index values ​​or felt like temperatures near 100°. Obviously it’s more common in the summer and not tops in mid-May, but keep all of these hot weather safety tips in mind…drink plenty of water, find shade or water to stay cool, slow down and don’t forget that sunscreen Be.

Temperatures will challenge and break records on both weekend days. The only record that could stand is Saturday’s high temperature in Boston. It all depends on the sea breeze and how cool Boston is. These are the current records as they stand before the weekend.

Below are the scheduled summits for Saturday and Sunday:

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