WBZ Early Morning Forecast For April 9

Zack Green has your latest weather forecast.

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ZACK GREEN: Yeah, it's going to be beautiful, OK? We do have this stunning spring stretch to move us into the upcoming weekend as well. Yesterday, it was all about the sunshine in the afternoon. Today is going to rival that as well. Once we get past the morning fog, there isn't a whole lot to deal with.

But as you go along the 95 belt to the south of Boston, right from the split, out towards the Dedham areas and trying to trace out towards Foxborough, this is going to be down to about a quarter of a mile. We're registering a half a mile right now in Taunton, but pockets of 495 to the south is going to be dealing with a similar trend.

Just about there for the 195 belt. Route 3, we haven't really been into the mix. We'll keep a close eye on you, an extra minute or two. We'll be able to handle this one just fine. Maybe an extra layer as well, as we're down towards the freezing mark in Taunton. 36 degrees in Norwood. Still rather comfortable. Sitting at 45 in Boston. We're just there in Worcester as well.

And we are going to soar as we go to the afternoon. There's the 70s that everybody's been mentioning. But we're expecting that away from the water. There's once again going to be that temperature divide, with the southeast winds this time around. So five to seven miles per hour is all it takes to keep those around Buzzards Bay and off to the Cape and the islands into the upper 50s, rather than the upper 60s and low 70s that are expected for interior locations.

Boston right up into the North Shore, you're going to get your chance of springtime this afternoon as well. And tomorrow, we are expecting an even bigger boost. Partly to mostly sunny skies on Saturday. We'll start to increase the cloud cover, especially going into the evening hours. But we are dry and very warm for the first half of our weekend. There is no doubt that's going to be our pick.

Moving into Sunday, we kind of hit the brakes a little bit. We're going to pull ourselves back down into the low 50s. A chance of showers expected in the afternoon. I don't think this is going to be all that hard-hitting. However, beneficial rain is going to arrive at some point for your weekend planned.

Abnormally dry conditions has now been extended to include nearly 3/4 of the state. That is a lot of deterioration from what we had last week. So we do need this rain at this point. But I am anticipating lunchtime and thereafter to be the showers or Sunday. So if you have a morning tee time, we'll probably be able to fit in a full 18 prior to lunch.

As we go into the afternoon, the showers will spill from west to east. But it's only going to be amounting in the way of about a half an inch, maybe getting to 3/4 of an inch for those south and east of the Pike. As we go off to the north of Boston, I don't think we're even registering about 2 to maybe 3/10 of an inch. Highest totals are going to be well off to our west.

We'll continue to chip away at this deficit for early next week. Thinking Monday we'll have some scattered showers in play. Tuesday, partly to mostly cloudy skies, and unsettled pattern through the middle of the week. But all of this rain is going to help green up the lawns at this time of year.