Monday there will be showers, followed by sun and clear skies

Weather

Seasonal summer weather is coming as Massachusetts gears up for July 4.

A Bostonian soaks up the sun at Mirabella Pool in the North End on June 25, 2022. It was the pool’s opening day this summer with temperatures reaching the high 80s. Carlin Stiehl for The Boston Globe

Next week starts with showers and thunderstorms, then it will be sunny and pleasant, with temperatures reaching below 90 degrees by Friday.

The Boston National Weather Service forecasts a rainy Monday, with showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.

Monday will be high near 80 and a little wind – up to 15 mph. Monday night it will cool down to about 60 degrees with a 50 percent chance of showers, especially before 11 p.m

Monday’s cooldown follows what was likely to be a hot, muggy weekend. As of Friday, the Boston area has not yet reached 90 degrees.

According to local meteorologist Mike Wankum, around this time last year, there were 11 days of temps in the 90s around this time. Last year, there were a total of 24 days that hit the 90s threshold — the average is 14 days a year.

“Last year, at the end of June, we had struck 90 11 times. This year we haven’t had any so far. Maybe we’ll get our first 90+ this weekend,” he said tweeted

According to the NWS, there will be no more rain for the rest of the week. Tuesday will be sunny, with a high of almost 76; Wednesday will be similar, with temps reaching into the low 80s.

‘If you’re going on vacation this weekend, you’re in luck. Looking good for most of next week. Only a few showers / showers on Monday. But gardeners will need the hoses,” tweeted WBZ Meteorologist Eric Fisher.

Temperatures will rise slightly towards the end of the week. Thursday and Friday will both be sunny, with highs of 86 and 91 respectively.

Looking ahead, AccuWeather Boston’s forecast for this weekend will be mostly bright but humid, with a chance of thunderstorms on Saturday, July 2. July 4 seems to be clear and around 80 degrees.