Forecast: Cold Pattern, But Not Very Stormy

If you read my daily forecasts, you know I often write about the drought. This is in part because I am a plant lover, and the drought concerns me. But, the drought is also an issue that could be a real problem this coming spring and summer if we don't break it.

The fact we are still in a moderate to severe drought is relevant this morning, because while precipitation is in the forecast, it's very little. What I find interesting is the fact another storm approaching the area tomorrow is basically going to fall apart as it gets to New England. This is the same pattern we have seen for months and months.

Today is sunny and cold, but not bitter at all. After the clouds and snow we saw Monday, it will be a nice morning. Watch for slippery spots where the snow melted and refroze.

That weather system I mentioned approaches tonight and tomorrow morning with a bit of snow, sleet and rain. It's not looking like we will see much precipitation at all, though. Some of us won't see any.

The rest of the week and the weekend features dry weather. A strong front on Thursday will usher in the coldest air of the season. Friday is cold, but Saturday and Sunday are the days where the cold will be most noticeable. Highs Saturday likely remain below freezing all day. We haven't had a cold day like that since early last spring.

The coldest air of the season arrives this weekend. (Dave Epstein/WBUR)
The coldest air of the season arrives this weekend. (Dave Epstein/WBUR)

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Tuesday: Partly sunny, seasonably chilly. Highs in the upper 30s to around 42.

Tuesday Night: Clouds thicken. A few rain or snow showers possible. Lows around 32.

Wednesday: A bit of snow, rain or sleet before sunrise then just some drizzle. Remaining mainly cloudy. Highs in the lower 40.

Thursday: Sunshine and clouds mixed. Highs in the low to mid-40s.

Friday: A mix of clouds and sunshine. Highs in the upper 30s.

Saturday: Sun and clouds, cold. Highs remaining just below the freezing mark in most areas.

Sunday: Mainly sunny, highs in the lower to middle 30s.

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