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Forecast: Clouds Hang Tough This Morning; Sun Returns Friday

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It feels crisp as we start the day. However, the morning is actually quite nice for the second half of November. Temperatures are going to be in the mid-50s today, and that's actually above average for this time of year.

The storm from yesterday is gone, but residual clouds are holding tight this morning. These clouds likely won't break up at the coast until the afternoon. There's even a chance they remain most of the day within a few miles of the water.

There will be another clear night tonight as high pressure continues to be in control. These conditions will also again bring sunshine to the region Friday and even milder air. Temperatures Friday will make it into the upper 50s and lower 60s away from the water.

On Saturday, the start of the weekend also looks nice with seasonable temperatures and a lot of sunshine. The pattern then undergoes a change on Sunday. A weather system will bring showers to the area Sunday. Temperatures are going to be much colder, and it's going to be quite raw.

Thanksgiving week is going to be much colder. We haven't had any real cold air this fall that's lasted very long. As a matter of fact, Logan Airport — Boston's official temperature location — hasn't seen an official frost yet.

Temperatures next week may be cold enough that Boston finally sees its first frost of the season. Inland areas will have multiple mornings below freezing, and the ground will likely freeze.

A pattern change may bring colder-than-average air to the northeast Thanksgiving week. (Courtesy NOAA)
A pattern change may bring colder-than-average air to the northeast Thanksgiving week. (Courtesy NOAA)

Dry weather should continue for those traveling the first half of next week. The computer models do have wet weather arriving Thanksgiving day and could continue Thanksgiving weekend. I'll have much more on this evolving pattern next week.

You can follow my weather updates on Twitter at @growingwisdom.


Thursday: Clouds during the morning. Some sunny breaks this afternoon. Most sunshine west of the coastline. Highs 54-58.

Friday: Generally sunny, highs in the 55-60.

Saturday: Partly sunny. Highs in the mid-50s.

Sunday: May rain, colder. Highs 48-54.

Monday: Sun and clouds, quite chilly. Highs in the mid-40s.

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

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