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Forecast: Mild First Half Of Week, Colder Temps This Weekend

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On Sunday, the weather didn't turn out quite as nice as I expected, with more in the way of clouds and even a few showers.

A few towns saw what we call "graupel," which is basically small pieces of hard snow. Some folks mistake it for sleet or hail, both of which form differently. Graupel is white and definitely gives the feeling winter is coming.

The sun was up before 6:30 a.m. today, giving us more light on the way to work.

The late sunrise of 7:24 a.m. in Boston Saturday was the latest of the year, and we won't see anything like that until next November. Since we moved daylight saving time until after Halloween, we now have our latest sunrises in November, not late December and early January. Those sunrises are about 10 minutes earlier than last week's sunrises.

This morning, we find high pressure in control. This will keep our weather dry and mild through Wednesday before a frontal system brings a chance of shower back to the area.

Temperatures will be about average today and then warmer-than-average highs will come our way tomorrow, when many spots reach the 60s.

Eventually, we are going to trend colder for the second half of this week and the weekend. A reinforcing shot of cold air from Canada looks to keep our readings in the 40s this coming weekend for that Thanksgiving weather feeling a few weeks ahead of schedule.

High pressure represented by a blue H usually brings tranquil weather with it. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)
High pressure represented by a blue H usually brings tranquil weather with it. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)

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Monday: Mostly sunny and seasonable. Highs around 50.

Monday Night: Clear and chilly. Lows 28-38.

Tuesday: More sunshine. Highs 58-63.

Wednesday: Mix of sun and clouds — and some places could see showers. Highs in the mid 50s.

Thursday: Plenty of sunshine. Highs 50-55.

Friday: Conditions continue to be dry and sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.

Saturday and Sunday: Cool and dry.

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

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