A weather system will slowly move through New England this weekend, bringing a period of rain, especially in the south and mostly on Saturday. That said, sunshine will be hard to find on both days.

Friday also brings an increase in the chance of rain showers. Low pressure to our south will be close enough to allow its rain shield to move into southern New England. The Friday evening commute could be quite wet, with slower travel due to the rain. Even when it’s not raining, it’s going to feel damp and dreary outside.

Temperatures will average below normal this weekend, with highs only around 60 on Saturday and perhaps a few degrees warmer on Sunday.

If you’re going leaf peeping…

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Cloudy skies can make the colors pop. Head north and west for the best color. The highest chance of rain is south and east, so the best color areas should also be driest this weekend.

If you’re going to a local farm to nab pumpkins, apples, and doughnuts…

While it will be wet on Saturday, don’t let that deter you from bundling the kids up and heading out to gather apples. It won’t be a picture-perfect day, for sure, but you can avoid the crowds. Sunday will be drier, but watch for scattered showers. Bring a dry pair of socks just in case.

Saturday will be a chilly, wet and raw day.Saturday will be a chilly, wet, and raw day. —Dave Epstein

If you’re gardening…

The drought continues to be firmly entrenched and will likely remain this way for at least several months. Although rain is expected, it will do little to help the situation, and I recommend continuing to water shrubs and trees where it’s possible. Plants should not go into winter with dry soil, as that promotes damage, especially with evergreens.

If you’re running errands…

Either day is going to be sunless, so it won’t matter when you do your errands. If you want to avoid the rain and wettest part of the weekend, stay away from being outside on Saturday morning.  I think the rain will taper in the afternoon on Sunday. While it won’t be 100 percent rain-free, it has less of a chance of showers.

If you’re going beaching and boating…

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A persistent onshore flow of air has built up seas enough so the surf is quite rough. Additionally, a gusty wind will make boating more difficult. A walk on the beach in the rain is possible, but certainly not something most of you will want to be doing on Saturday. Sunday provides less of a chance of showers, but this is still far from a beach weekend.

Temperatures will recover into the 60s Sunday afternoonTemperatures will recover into the 60s on Sunday afternoon. —Dave Epstein

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

I have a flag football game on Saturday, which won’t be canceled due to the wet conditions—but yes, fields are no doubt going to be wet this weekend. On Saturday, dress for a raw, cold day with periodic showers and possibly even a downpour or two.

Sunday will bring clouds and a chance of showers, but some dry weather, as well. I would plan on this being a better day to at least try to get a round of golf in. Just prepare for that ever present chance of showers.

If you’re going to a concert, outdoor party, or wedding…

Saturday events may need to be moved inside or canceled/postponed. It won’t be a dry day. Sunday isn’t great, but you could manage to get lucky and dodge the rain showers.

If you’re going to Fenway for the final two regular games…

The rain on Saturday will likely taper off enough to get the game in during the evening. Of course, these things are always difficult to predict. Sunday will be a drier day, and the afternoon game is likely to be unaffected by any rain showers.

I will be updating the forecast on Twitter @growingwisdom throughout the weekend.