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Forecast: Chillier Weather Heading Into The Weekend

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We are gradually stepping down in temperatures as cold air filters into southern New England.

This morning isn't very chilly, however, with temperatures in the 20s. There will be sunshine around this morning, too. But, clouds will increase later today as a few snow showers cross the area. If anyone sees any accumulation, it would be the higher elevations around Worcester and points west of it.

Yes, it's Groundhog Day and whether or not a rodent "sees" his or her shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. Spring doesn't arrive in New England in February. And, come on, it's a rodent.

You will notice blustery conditions Friday and again on Saturday. Highs will stay in the 20s across northern New England and only reach 30 here in southern New England.

A storm passes out to sea late in the weekend and could bring a few clouds late Sunday. It will be slightly less cold with highs above freezing, but still in the 30s.

Our next chance of a storm comes about Tuesday. There will be cold enough air for some snow at least at the beginning, but presently, it looks like the storm will any potential storm would change over to rain. The outlook thereafter is for more seasonably cold weather.

February is one of those months where we are likely to see a few days that will get us excited about the coming spring, but also a month that can produce cold and snow. The pattern of La Niña winters — which we are in — tend to be a lot of variation. In other words, cold that doesn't last and snow that doesn't stick coat the ground for very long. This has been the case so far, and it's likely to continue.

Colder weather arrives Friday as highs stay below freezing over much of the area. (Dave Epstein/WBUR)
Colder weather arrives Friday as highs stay below freezing over much of the area. (Dave Epstein/WBUR)

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Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs 33-39.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 16-22.

Friday: Mainly sunny. Highs in the lower 30s.

Saturday: Generally sunny and cold. Highs around 30.

Sunday: Sunshine with some clouds later in the afternoon. Highs 31-36.

Monday: Sunshine and clouds. Highs in the mid 30s.

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


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