Get Ready for a Potentially Record-Breaking Winter Warm-Up

Boston is set to experience a particularly balmy January weekend.

Courtesy National Weather Service

Dig out your shorts and fire up the barbecue—we’re in for a weekend so warm, you’ll forget it’s only mid-January.

Per the National Weather Service, temperatures will rise throughout the day Friday, ushering in a springtime-y Saturday with a predicted high of 62 degrees. If you want to enjoy the fair-weather temps, venture outside early, as some scattered rain showers might pop up in the afternoon and evening. Sunday may see a sprinkle of rain in the morning as well, but then temps are projected to climb even higher, potentially reaching 65 degrees and breaking the previous record high for that day, 61.

While there aren’t any other 60-degree days in the future for now, the warming pattern should hold through next Thursday, the Weather Service predicts. Temperatures are projected to remain above normal throughout the week. But don’t get too comfortable—while a midwinter warm-up is always nice, it’s not necessarily an indication that the rest of the winter will stay mild. In the winter of 2014-15, for example, December and January looked a lot like what we’ve seen so far this year, and we all know how that ended.

At any rate, temperatures are predicted to drop back down next weekend, so if you have a hankering to bike, hike, or take a windows-down road trip, this weekend is the time to do it.