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Forecast: Sunny Thursday, Warmer Weekend Before Cold Returns

BOSTON — Today’s forecast brings a much needed sunny day with mild air – but it won’t last too long.

This morning there are some icy patches across the regions as temperatures have fallen just below the freezing mark. The sun will be bright at the start of the day, and any ice will rapidly melt as temperatures head for the middle and even upper 40s.

A fast moving system brings a shot of mixed precipitation into the area tomorrow morning before milder air changes any snow, sleet or freezing rain over to rain. Highs will reach the mid 40s on Friday.

As the precipitation begins, roads could become and remain icy for a few hours up until about 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday. Then, milder air will move into the region, bringing with it some rain.

The weekend is sunny and seasonable with highs well into the 40s on Saturday but staying around 40 degrees Sunday. Colder air works into the region from the arctic next week keeping highs below freezing and lows in the teens, or even single digits in some areas.

If you are wondering about snowstorms on the horizon, the next possible storm could be on March 1.

Thursday: A sunny morning with clouds rolling in this afternoon. Highs 42-49.

Thursday night: Mixed precipitation developing in the pre-dawn hours. Roads could become icy for a time in the morning. Lows 29-33.

Friday: Any frozen precipitation changes to rain by late morning. Breezy and milder with highs in the 40s.

Friday night: Rain ends and skies clear as temperatures become chilly. Lows 28-32.

Saturday: Sunny and mild with highs in the mid- to upper 40s.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy with roads remaining dry. Lows in the 20s.

Sunday: A blend of sun and clouds with highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s.

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