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Forecast: Afternoon Showers, But No Snow

Some snow and sleet fell across the interior Tuesday night making for slick driving. But Wednesday morning we find temperatures warm enough for rain not snow and you can expect just wet roads.

It’s not going to rain all day, but there is a chance of showers for several hours. Temperatures will climb into the lower 50s in Boston, but even warmer southwest of the city. Across the northwest suburbs it will stay in the 40s, but still warm enough to avoid any frozen precipitation.

Clearing takes place overnight as temperatures fall back into the 20s to around freezing. Winds should be strong enough to dry the roads, so I am not anticipating any issues with ice for Thursday morning.

A pair of chilly but nice days will end the workweek before our next weather maker brings more rain for the weekend. Inland areas could see some snow or sleet over the weekend depending on how the storm tracks and how much cold air ends up working into the system. Presently, this looks to be primarily a rain maker for most of the area.

The unsettled pattern looks to continue into early next week with periods of shower and raw conditions.


Today: A few periods of showers, but much milder with highs between 52 and 60. It will be the mildest south of Boston. Temperatures remain in the 40s north and west of Route 495.

Tonight: Clearing but windy and cold with lows between 28 and 33.

Thursday: Sunny with highs between 36 and 41.

Friday: Partly sunny with highs in the upper 30s.

Saturday: Showers with highs likely in the mid 40s.

Sunday: Lots of clouds, raw and cool with a few showers with highs in the lower 40s.

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David Epstein is WBUR's meteorologist.

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