After one of the more milder Christmas days on record, temperatures will return to levels still above average, but not at near record levels. If you are headed to do some returns or looking to spend that favorite gift card, today the roads will be dry and winds will be much lighter.
You won't need a heavy coat with temperatures running about 10 degrees above seasonal averages. On Thursday afternoon, a few spots southwest of Boston could nudge 50, but everyone else will be in the 40s. Overnight, coast readings should stay above 32 degrees.
Saturday is my pick of the next 7 days and could be one of the last really nice days for a while. Highs will reach the 50 degree mark in many spots and it's going to be a super day to finish up any outdoor work you might have missed last month. The ground isn't frozen so you could even plant a few bulbs.
On Sunday, a cold front will cross the region and mark an end the mild weather. Highs will still hit the 40s, but there won't be as much sunshine and there is a risk of a few showers. It does turn quite a bit colder by Monday and Tuesday. I don't see any snow as we start January, but it will feel more like winter.
Friday: Sunny, with a high 44-49.
Saturday: Mostly clear, lows range from 30-36
Sunday: Morning sunshine, then a period of clouds and possible showers in the afternoon. Highs in the 40s.
Monday: Morning sunshine, then a period of clouds and possible showers in the afternoon. Highs in the 40s.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, cooler. Highs 35-40.
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