Weekend Weather: Mild and Mostly Sunny, and Don't Miss That 'Super Moon'
The forecast shows partly sunny days and mild temperatures. Plus, make sure to check out the 'Super Moon' rising this Saturday night.
If the recent spate of thunderstorms and rain have been bumming you out, don't fret: sunnier days are ahead.
According to the National Weather Service, Saturday will be partly sunny with a high near 66 degrees. There will be wind gusts up to 22 miles per hour. Saturday night will be mostly cloudy with a low around 47 degrees. If you can, grab a jacket and dash outside to check out the "Super Moon," which is expected to make an appearance Saturday night.
During a "Super Moon," the moon appears especially large because the moment when the moon is closest to Earth (the perigee) coincides with a perfectly full moon. Last year's Super Moon occurred on March 19.
At 11:34 p.m. ET Saturday, the moon will reach full moon status. One minute later, at 11:35 p.m., “perigee” will occur. The best time to photograph the Super Moon, experts say, is at “moonrise.” Moonrise Saturday will take place at 7:55 p.m.
Sunday, the skies will be partly sunny with a high near 67 degrees — making it a perfect day to take in some baseball at the second Andover High School Baseball Home Run Derby.
Sunday night, there's a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms with a low around 51 degrees. Looking ahead to Monday, thunderstorms could again make an appearance, with a 50 percent chance of rain. High temperatures will hit 64 degrees.