Forecast: Warm-Up On Tap For The Weekend

Deep cold continues across the region Wednesday morning, with most areas seeing temperatures in the single digits. The wind won't be as bad as it was Tuesday, but it will still be a factor. Wind chills will be coldest through about 10 a.m., especially west of Route 495, but no town is forecast to go below zero.

Sunshine will dominate the sky through Wednesday, but it’s still going to be very cold, with highs ranging from 15 in the Worcester Hills to 21 in Boston, to 28 on Nantucket. Another cold night follows.

On Thursday, we will begin to see a recovery in temperature readings, although we don’t go above freezing until Friday. The cold is tough and will take a southwest breeze to really dislodge it from the area. By Saturday, the air mass will completely change. Temperatures will be spring-like, with highs nearing 50 in the afternoon. There will be rain showers moving through by night fall and if you are a Patriots fan, it looks like it could be a warm, windy and wet game.

Wednesday: Sunshine. Highs in the mid-teens in northern Worcester County, low 20s in Boston and mid to upper 20s on the Cape and Islands.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, not quite as cold. Lows 5 to 15 and 20 to 27 on the Cape and Islands.

Thursday: Sunny again and slightly milder. Highs 25 to 30 and 31 to 34 on the Cape and Islands.

Thursday night: Increasing clouds, lows in the teens to mid 20s.

Friday: There could be a morning snow shower, otherwise lots of clouds and milder after noon. Highs 35 to 43.

Friday night: Mostly cloudy lows in the mid 20s to lower 30s.

Saturday: Becoming cloudy, a shower possible during the afternoon. Mild, highs 47 to 52.

Saturday night: Showers likely, could be some downpours, lows in the 40s.

Sunday: Showers ending, clearing and still mild. Highs 47 to 53.

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