Forecast: Mild Weather Continues With Highs In 40s

Our second mild day in a row brings more cloudiness, especially this afternoon, but highs will reach well into the 40s once again. Snow will continue to melt but not rapidly. The air is still quite dry and this slows the melting process somewhat.

When the snow melts during the day, the water can refreeze overnight so until readings rise above freezing there can be isolated icy spots on many surfaces.

A weak weather system will pass through southern New England tonight and bring a period of light rain. The highest amount of rain will fall over the south coast, but even there I am not expecting much rainfall. There will be even less in Boston with about an 8-to-10-hour window of actual rainfall.

The rain ends in the pre-dawn hours tomorrow, and sunshine returns. It will become breezy but remain mild. Highs will reach the 50s in most places, and, even with the added wind, it’s still going to feel very nice during the afternoon.

Colder weather returns for Thursday and Friday but not bitter cold. Highs will be average to slightly below average.

A new weather system moves into the region Saturday with mostly rain. There could be some snow at the beginning and the end of this weather system, but presently this isn’t appearing like a big snow maker.

Temperatures will reach the upper 30s and lower 40s this weekend for some further melting of the snowpack.

Tuesday: Increasing clouds and seasonable. Highs in the 40s.

Tuesday night: A period of rain. Lows in the upper 30s.

Wednesday: Becoming mostly sunny and breezy. Highs of 50 to 55.

Thursday: Sunny with a high of 39 to 44.

Friday: Mostly sunny with highs of 35 to 40.

Saturday: Rain and snow likely. Highs of 35 to 40.

You can follow David’s weather updates on Twitter at @growingwisdom.

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