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Forecast: After Friday Dusting, An Unseasonably Warm Weekend

BOSTON — Snow is in the air Friday morning with a few spots picking up a coating of an inch at most. The inch total would be the exception, not the rule. Nonetheless, the snow could cause some slick spots on the roads and slow down the morning commute.

This is the first of two weekend weather events. Friday night, as warmer air continues to stream northward, there could be a few rain or snow showers. Again, some slick spots could show up, but this is not going be a widespread situation, and many of you will see nothing overnight.

As the warmer wind picks up Saturday, rain is going to push across the area. While showery at first, this rain is poised to become heavy for the afternoon and evening. There is a lot of tropical moisture riding northward into the system. That means you can expect big puddles on the roads Saturday evening if you are headed out for a movie or dinner.

If you are going to be at the Patriots game, this is one of those games to bring out the waterproof gear.

There will be zero chance of any ice or snow Saturday night so, while wet, the roads will not be snowy. Temperatures Saturday are going to be spring-like, rising in the 50s. It will stay mild for much of Saturday night. By Sunday morning, temperatures will still be in the lower 40s in many places.

Sunday is my pick for the weekend, which should be somewhat obvious after a soaking Saturday. Skies will clear early in the morning, leaving us with a bright and sunny sky and mild air. Highs won’t be quite as warm as they will be Saturday, but they will still range from 45-52 north to south, not a bad temperature range in mid-January.

Friday: A few periods of snow showers this morning. A coating to 1 inch of snow possible. Highs 34-40.

Friday night: A quick snow or rain shower possible. Not as cold. Lows 30-35.

Saturday: Rain overspreading the area during the late morning and early afternoon. Becoming windy and mild. Highs in the low to mid 50s. Rain could be heavy at times causing some street flooding.

Saturday Night: Rain during the evening tapering to showers and ending. Still windy and mild lows in the upper-30s to mid 40s.

Sunday: Clearing and becoming sunny. Still unseasonably mild. Highs in the mid to upper 40s.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 25-34

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 45-50

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