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    A foggy start to a glorious weekend

    Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff/File

    Friday got off to a foggy start, but plenty of sunshine is coming our way. We’ll be treated to a stretch of dry weather this weekend, as warm days and cool nights dominate the forecast into Monday.

    On Friday morning, the National Weather Service issued a dense fog advisory for Northeastern Massachusetts that expired at 7 a.m., as visibility dropped to as low as a quarter-mile in the Merrimack River Valley and other parts of the state.

    But the fog won’t be sticking around, and morning clouds should give way to partly sunny skies in the Boston area, with high temperatures reaching the mid-70s, forecasters said.

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    “The fog should burn off in most locations by mid morning . . . but a scattered to broken deck of clouds will impact the region through the afternoon,” forecasters said. “The bulk of these clouds should be across the interior. Nonetheless . . . still expect a pleasant day especially across eastern New England where more sunshine is expected.”

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    Things will cool down in the evening, and there could be areas of fog Friday night and Saturday morning, forecasters said.

    “The extent of the fog remains uncertain . . . but the potential for some of it to be locally dense does exist,” forecasters said. “Low temps by daybreak should bottom out in the middle 50s to the lower 60s.”

    Saturday will start out cloudy and gradually become sunny, with highs in the upper 70s, forecasters said.

    “Low clouds and fog should burn off across most of the region by mid to late [Saturday] morning,” forecasters said. “Otherwise . . . high pressure in control should result in a very nice day.”

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    Saturday night will be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 60s, and Sunday will be sunny, with highs in the upper 70s. Monday will be mostly sunny and warmer, with highs around 80, forecasters said.

    The remnants of Hurricane Florence could bring the possibility of heavy rain and flooding Tuesday. Forecasters said the chance of rain is 70 percent.

    Emily Sweeney can be reached at esweeney@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @emilysweeney.