After showers tonight, a sunny stretch

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Dry, mild conditions will reign in Massachusetts today, but widespread showers are expected overnight. Dry weather will return Friday and persist into early next week, according to the National Weather Service.

“The overnight showers tonight will be the heaviest. Besides that, any other precipitation will be brief sprinkles,” said Charlie Foley, weather service meteorologist. “With that heavier rainfall, we will have another outbreak of fog for Friday morning.”

Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Most of the region should remain dry, though a few spot showers could come to northern Franklin County. Clouds will develop overnight, and temperatures will fall into the 50s.

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Showers are likely early Friday morning until about 7 a.m. Clouds will thicken through the morning, but skies should clear by the afternoon, according to the weather service. Temperatures will reach near 70, and a west wind could bring gusts up to 30 miles per hour. Clear skies are likely overnight, and temperatures will fall into the mid-40s.

Saturday will be sunny and temperatures will climb into the mid-60s. The day should remain dry, though showers could develop late at night, around 11 p.m. Nighttime temperatures will fall into the upper 40s, according to the weather service.

Sunday will be mostly sunny, with temperatures again climbing into the 60s. Conditions will remain clear and dry overnight, and temperatures will fall into the 40s.

“We have been seeing temperatures five to 10 degrees above normal in some places,” Foley said. “The dry weather will continue into next week but we will see a cooling trend.”

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