BOSTON — Dry and seasonable weather will take us into the weekend as temperatures moderate to the 40s both Saturday and Sunday. There is no chance of rain or snow Saturday, and there will be a blend of clouds and sunshine. The dry weather will continue into Sunday, but there is a risk for rain by the end of the day.
There’s no major snow in sight, but the cold will be notable for New Year’s Eve. Since there will not be any snow cover in Boston, getting around for First Night will be easy, but you will need to bundle up. By the time we ring in the New Year, many areas will have temperatures falling towards or just below 10 degrees.
High pressure is going to keep any storms from affecting the area through most of the weekend. A nor’easter will hug the coast late Sunday and early Monday, but without any cold air in place, rain, not snow is in the forecast.
The storm will bring gusty winds Sunday night and early Monday. Winds likely won’t be strong enough to cause power issues. As the storm pulls away Monday, much colder air will filter into the region. By Tuesday morning, a hard freeze will take place and the subfreezing weather is going to last for many days.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 32-38.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a lows 22-30
Saturday: Early clouds and turning milder. Highs 37-45, mildest over southeastern Mass. and Cape Cod.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with lows around 27-35.
Sunday: Early sunshine, then thickening clouds with rain late in the day over Cape Cod, but holding off until around dark in Boston. Highs 40-45.
Sunday Night: Rain, with a few heavier downpours ending in the wee hours of the morning. The rain could end as a period of snow. Little or no accumulation. Lows 32-36.
Monday: A blend of clouds and sunshine. Highs in the mid- and upper 30s.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy and colder, lows 11-18.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny and cold, highs 18-23, mid-20s on Cape Cod.
New Year’s Eve: Partly cloudy temperatures falling through the teens by midnight and single numbers by sunrise.
New Years Day: Cold and dry.