Forecast: A Little Rain Today, But Mild; Weekend Looks Warm And Dry

It’s been a few days of very chilly wet and sometimes wintry weather, but this is all about to come to a dramatic end.

Let’s call today a transition day. It’s not going to be perfect by any means, but the temperatures will turn milder. This morning we find one batch of rain moving through and beyond southern New England.

Once this rain ends, there’s going to be lull in the precipitation for several hours. Temperatures, which will be cool early in the day, will eventually rise into the 50s around late afternoon. Some fog will likely develop where there is still snow on the ground.

Later tonight, a final push of rain will move through ahead of drier air for the weekend. The timing of this front is such that the evening commute may happen with damp roads, but I expect most of the rain to occur after most of you are home.

On Saturday, there could be some clouds early, but it’s going to be a mostly sunny day. It will feel warmer than the 55-60 degrees after the past week of cold weather.

Sunday looks even better. Highs will reach the 60s and by 9 or 10 in the morning it’s going to be comfortable enough to work outside on the yard.

The sunshine continues uninterrupted for a few days next week. The only chance for rain might be Monday night, but this doesn’t appear widespread or long lasting.

The long cold and snowy winter weather appears to be coming to an end. Enjoy the weekend.

Today: Cool with morning rain. Then cloudy and turning mild late in the day with highs in the 50s.

Tonight: Showers ending near midnight. Clearing by morning. Lows in the 40s.

Saturday: Partly sunny with highs between 55-60 degrees.

Sunday: Lots of sunshine. Warmer with highs in the lower 60s, cooler at the coast.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high between 61-66 degrees.

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

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