Temps to rise to mid-50s today; fair weather expected for the weekend

It’s finally going to feel like spring.

Despite this morning’s winter-like lows, a high pressure system working its way eastward will double this morning’s temperatures, pushing afternoon highs into the 50s, National Weather Service meteorologist Charlie Foley said.

Springfield started the morning at 22 degrees, with Worcester at 25, and Boston at 32, Foley said. This afternoon, winds will shift to the southwest, bringing Boston to 53 degrees, Springfield to 54, and Worcester to 52.

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The southwest winds will likely add a wind chill along the South Shore, as winds come off 40-degree waters “bringing temperatures that would otherwise be in mid-50s to the upper 40s,” Foley said.

Nonetheless, clear skies will reign across the state for the day and into the overnight, when lows will only reach the mid-30s, ensuring a milder morning Friday than today.

Skies will be mostly cloudy Friday with highs in the upper 50s, Foley said. A low pressure system passing to the south and reaching as far north as Brockton could bring some light rain to the South Shore and Cape in the afternoon.

However, the entire Bay State should see fair weather lasting through the weekend. Saturday, everyone will see blue skies, coupled with highs in the upper 40s. Sunday, skies will be partly sunny with highs in the mid-50s.

On Monday, highs in the low 60s and partly sunny skies in Boston might even sweeten the start of the workweek. Tuesday should feel even better, with forecasted highs in the upper 60s.

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