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Forecast: Dry And Chilly Friday, Wet Saturday

The weather remains unsettled the next several days as multiple weather systems affect the region. Friday is a dry, chilly day. Highs this afternoon will reach the mid 30s to near 40 — below the long-term average.

As a warm front moves towards the region overnight, clouds could yield a bit of rain or snow. There could be some light accumulation of snow and sleet far west of the coastal plain, but not a big deal. The map shows the areas that could see some snow before the mild air eventually wins out.

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If you are traveling Friday evening west of Route 495, you might end up hitting some slick roads, especially secondary roadways.

On Saturday, a storm will pass off the coast south of New England, bringing with it another period of rain. This rain will be steadiest in the middle part of the day and into the evening. Temperatures will rise well into the 40s to near 50.

A break in the action comes Sunday with clearing skies and cold air. Highs will only be in the 30s once again. Monday is dry and chilly.

The models have been indicating the possibility of a coastal storm for Tuesday, but nothing is written in stone. Since the potential storm is four days away we have plenty of time to better understand how the atmosphere will unfold and if the storm does indeed hit New England or pass safely out to sea.


Friday: Partly sunny and cold. Highs 35-40.

Friday night: A chance of snow and sleet early in the evening, then periods of rain. Temperatures around freezing and then rising late at night.

Saturday: More periods of rain. Highs in the 40s.

Sunday: Early clouds then clearing. Highs in the 30s.

Monday: Partly sunny with highs in the mid 30s.

Tuesday: Chance of coastal shower and mixed precipitation well inland. Highs 38-43.

Follow updates from David Epstein on Twitter @growingwisdom.

David Epstein Twitter Meteorologist
David Epstein is WBUR's meteorologist.

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