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Forecast: Dense Fog Will Give Way To Clouds

BOSTON — Dense fog is a problem Thursday morning in many places and will last for several hours, impacting visibility for the morning commute. As the sun gets higher Thursday, the fog will dissipate but leave clouds. There could also be a couple of showers, but the bulk of the day is dry.

Early Thursday night, as a weak system brushes the area, you might see a snow shower, but most of you will not see any precipitation. It won’t be very cold with lows just below freezing

Friday is going to be a very nice day by January standards, and, while we won’t hit 50, it will reach the lower and perhaps mid-40s. A low pressure area will develop near us Friday night and Saturday, but most of the moisture remains off the coast. There will be a chance of a period of showers of rain or snow early Saturday.

Sunday is dry with a blend of clouds and sunshine. While temperatures will be above freezing, rising into the mid-30s, it will feel quite cold compared to our recent thaw.

MLK Day is dry and chilly, but not very cold for January. If you are thinking winter is over, think again. It’s going to turn quite cold late next week, and while the coldest of air will likely stay over the Midwest, we are going to see several shots of arctic air after Jan. 23 which could last into the first half of February.

There is a chance of some snow early next week. A series of weak weather systems will continue to affect the area through early next week. Temperatures will slowly trend back to normal with highs remaining in the 30s and eventually falling further as we start the final week of January.

Thursday: Fog dissipates this morning with cloudy skies. A quick rain shower is possible this afternoon. Highs 38 to 44.

Thursday Night: An early snow shower, but otherwise clearing and cool. Lows 27 to 35.

Friday: A blend of clouds and sunshine. Highs in the lower and mid-40s.

Friday Night: Cloudy and raw. Temperature in the mid -20s in the North and the mid-30s on the Cape and the islands.

Saturday: Cloudy with a few rain or snow showers possible. Highs in the upper 30s to mid -40s.

Saturday night: Clearing and colder. Lows 22 to 32.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high in the mid -30s.

Monday: Partly sunny, with highs 35 to 43

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