With a bit of a chill in the air this morning it doesn’t really feel like summer, but our second weekend in June has arrived and there are lots of activities to enjoy. While the heat won’t be a problem this weekend, there’s sure to be some of that in the coming weeks. This is the kind of weekend you’ll be able to perform most outdoor activities without the weather inhibiting the level of activity most of the time.  However, we have a possible exception of Saturday afternoon when there could be showers.  Saturday morning will have a similar crispness to the air as the past few mornings leading some of you to grab a light jacket before heading out.  It will be warmer and a bit more humid late in the day.

In terms of rain this weekend, there is going to be a front crossing the area Saturday night. Not everyone will see rain, but there could be some thunderstorms and showers.  It appeared a day ago these would arrive Saturday night, but it’s looking more like they could come in the afternoon tomorrow.  This can impact outdoor activities.

Some showers possible Saturday afternoon June 11th.

Some showers possible Saturday afternoon June 11th.

If you’re going hiking, biking, or running…

Cool is the theme on Saturday morning with temperatures in the 50s for the first few hours after sunrise. High temperatures during the afternoon will be in the 60s to around 70 for a comfortable air mass.

Saturday high temperatures this weekend

Saturday high temperatures this weekend

If you’re heading south to Boston’s Gay Pride…

Whether it’s the parade on Saturday or the block parties on Sunday the weather looks sunny for much this year’s festivities. Be sure to bring the sunscreen and the umbrella if there are showers Saturday afternoon.

If you’re going beaching and boating…

Northshore, New Hampshire Seacoast and Maine: Tides are high at about 5 a.m and 5 p.m this weekend. Winds are going to be light from the southwest on Saturday and northwest on Sunday. I don’t expect seas to get very high, only around 2-3 feet.  Keep an eye to the sky Saturday afternoon for possible showers.

Water temperatures are still cool. Some beaches haven’t even reached the 60-degree mark in many spots, but some coves are warmer. Since the air will be quite dry this weekend, if you do go swimming it will feel very chill when you get out of the water.

If you’re playing soccer, softball, baseball, or golf…

Saturday’s forecast: A cool air mass early in the day means you might need a light jacket when you begin play. However, the strong June sunshine will boost temperatures into the 60s by 10 a.m and they should reach the upper 60s by noon.  It may feel a bit muggy over southern York county.

Sunday’s outlook: Saturday’s showers will be long gone. If a shower had crossed your area then you’ll need to be aware of wet fields and greens. The air will remain dry during the day and you can expect a breeze. Highs will remain cool in the mountains staying in the 50s, but 60s along the coastline.

Highs Sunday this weekend

Highs Sunday this weekend

If you’re gardening…

Although there was some rain earlier this week and you might showers Saturday, weeding and watering are the two primary tasks for gardeners. You can still plant warm weather crops. I will be putting in some beans, lettuce, choys and kale this weekend. It’s important to keep the soil evenly moist with all this dry weather.

If you’re running errands…

If you are looking for which day is best to run errands and be inside because there are more clouds outside, I would pick Saturday in the afternoon when clouds increase and there could be showers, but not all of you get them. Sunday turns out mainly sunny too after the morning clouds decrease, but it’s breezy and cooler with a crisp feeling to the air.