Forecast: Chilly, But Dry Weekend Ahead

The theme to the region's weather this weekend is dry and chilly. Think of early December, the first month of winter, as a mirror image to June, the first month of summer.

What do I mean by that? Well, the two months are basically opposites.

In June, our light reaches the maximum for the year; this month we hit a minimum. In June, we usually experience our first true summer weather, whereas December brings the first tastes of winter.

This weekend will be typical for the first weekend of the 12th month. We could see bitter cold and snow this time of year, but this time, it's just high pressure and some average temperatures.

There will be some cloudiness from time to time, but sunshine wins out, especially Saturday. A weak weather system Sunday may bring clouds in the afternoon, along with a snow flurry or sprinkle at night.

If you are heading to Gillette Stadium to watch the Patriots you can expect temperatures within a degree or two of 40, with sunshine. Bundle up well, especially if you are sitting in the shade during the game.

Colder temperatures Sunday will bring a chill all day (Dave Epstein/WBUR)
Colder temperatures Sunday will bring a chill all day. (Dave Epstein/WBUR)

Next week brings more chilly air to start and perhaps some storminess for the middle or end of the week. The forecast is very unsure at that time, but presently I don't see any significant snow. Have a nice weekend.

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

Friday: Partly sunny and cooler. Highs in the mid-40s to near 50.

Friday Night: Partly to mostly clear and colder. Lows in the low to mid-30s.

Saturday: Sun and clouds, highs in the mid-40s.

Sunday: Mainly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s.

Monday: More clouds than sunshine, seasonably chilly. Highs in the upper 30s to around 40.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, seasonably chilly. Highs in the upper 30s to around 40.

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