Massachusetts beachgoers are in for a treat this Memorial Day weekend.
Residents in the Bay State can anticipate sunny, warm weather most of the weekend, with a spurt of hot temperatures expected throughout the commonwealth Sunday; however, Monday, the day of the holiday, may be a bit chillier.
High temperatures Saturday should reach the upper 70s and lower 80s across the state, with cooler weather expected along the immediate coast. A warming trend will then start Sunday, as highs are forecast to climb to the middle and upper 80s throughout the commonwealth, according to the National Weather Service.
There will be a brief cooldown Monday and Tuesday, especially across Eastern Massachusetts, as a backdoor cold front sweeps across the area, the Weather Service noted.
“Boaters: Plan for gusty NE winds up to 25 MPH & choppy 2-4 ft seas on Memorial Day. Water temps are in 50s which can quickly cause hypothermia!,” the Weather Service wrote in a tweet.
Temperatures should then trend back to warmer than normal, with a 90-degree heat possible late next week, the Weather Service said. However, the forecast is subject to significant change more than 72 hours out.
Highs Sunday should reach 73 degrees in Hyannis, 87 degrees in Boston, 84 degrees in Worcester and 87 degrees in Springfield. On Monday, milder temperatures are anticipated, with temperatures expected to climb to only 66 degrees in Hyannis, 68 degrees in Boston, 73 degrees in Worcester and 80 degrees in Springfield, according to the Weather Service.
The weather the entire weekend should remain dry, with no rainfall forecast. Saturday is expected to remain tranquil.
“While many are waking up to sunny skies, some very patchy fog has developed across southeastern Massachusetts this morning,” the Weather Service wrote in a tweet Saturday morning. “This fog will burn off over the next few hours as temperatures warm up, with widespread 70s to low 80s forecast!”