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Forecast: New Week, New Pattern And It's A Chilly One

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It’s cold Monday morning. Not "winter" cold, but it's feeling like the coldest morning of the season. Temperatures are in the 20s and lower 30s. Logan Airport is below freezing for the first time this fall, a bit later than average but still in the typical range.

Snow has fallen in many areas overnight — not enough to even consider it an issue, but your car may have some snow on the windshield. This is of course the reminder of what’s to come.

Looking at the pattern, this week I am expecting the first few days to be dry and chilly. If you are traveling around New England there won’t be any weather issues. Temperatures will be below seasonal averages.

Little if any precipitation will fall the first part of this week. (Courtesy NOAA)
Little if any precipitation will fall the first part of this week. (Courtesy NOAA)

A series of storm systems will affect the area beginning Thursday and last through the holiday weekend. There are lots of football games on Thursday, in addition to the traveling, and weather may impact both in some manner.

I see precipitation around the area on Thursday morning in the form of rain and snow. Before you get freaked out by the word snow on Thanksgiving let me put your mind at ease: this doesn’t appear to be a major event. However, there could be enough cold air in place for some slippery spots to develop in the higher elevations away from the coastal plain.

Temperatures are going to be cold on Thanksgiving day with highs only in the 30s to perhaps lower 40s. This is a very different pattern than the one we saw last year with the El Niño in place.

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Monday: Clouds, some sun, quite chilly and blustery. A few snow showers are possible early. Highs 38-42.

Tuesday: Partly sunny and cool. Highs 38-44.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny and chilly. Highs in the lower 40s.

Thursday (Thanksgiving): Cloudy, a period of snow and/or rain likely. Highs in the upper 30s to near 40.

Friday: Cloudy, a few showers. Highs in the mid 40s.

Saturday: Some showers possible. Highs in the upper 40s.

Sunday: Partly sunny, highs in the mid to upper 40s.

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

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