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Forecast: Milder Air Today Before Friday Showers

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It’s cold out this morning after an overnight of clear skies forced temperatures into the 20s. Light winds helped to create ideal radiational cooling conditions where the heat of yesterday was able to escape into space. This is another morning when the temperatures allow the melting of yesterday to refreeze, meaning there are a few patches of ice on the side of the road or your walkway.

A warm front is moving north today and bringing some clouds to the region. These clouds are the forerunner of a period of mild weather that won’t last very long, but will bring some of the mildest weather we’ve had since last fall.

Highs this afternoon, after 3 or 4 p.m. will reach the 50s. More snow will melt, and early spring bulbs will continue to sprout.

The next two nights are going to be mild with temperatures remaining in the 40s. This means an overnight without freezing temperatures.

Wet weather will return Friday with periods of showers. Whether or not we see readings in the upper 50s or lower 60s will depend on if we see some sunny breaks between the showers. It won’t take much in the way of sunshine to move the mercury quite a bit higher.

A cold front will cross the area Saturday and usher in colder air for Easter. As low pressure rides along the front, there could be some rain or snow showers later Sunday.

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Unsettled weather will appear again early next week as the battle between winter cold and spring warmth continues around us. Most of the time, we'll likely see raw, cool conditions with the chance for wet weather.


Today: Early clouds then becoming milder with increasing sunshine. Highs in the 50s.

Tonight: Mild with clouds increasing. A few showers toward morning. Lows in the 40s.

Friday: Clouds and a few breaks of sunshine. Showers likely. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s.

Saturday: Early showers and mild, then blustery and turning cold. Temperatures in the 50s, before falling to the 30s by dark.

Sunday: Clouds and sunshine. Blustery. Highs in the 40s.

Monday: Partly sunny, with highs 43-48.

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

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

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