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Today's Weather: A Bit Unsettled, But No Big Storms

Today will mark the 12th day without any precipitation and it may not be the last. All week I've been talking about the possibility of rain for tomorrow and the fact we need to watch an additional storm for Sunday.

Presently, it looks like the bulk of the precipitation tomorrow will stay off toward the south. It may make it as far north as the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Temperatures will be back in the 40s today for the first time in a week. Saturday, many areas should reach into the 50s. This will be the most comfortable day of the next several.

Some rain will try to move into the region early Saturday, but mainly stays south. (Courtesy COD Weather)
Some rain will try to move into the region early Saturday, but mainly stays south. (Courtesy COD Weather)

I see another weather system getting close to the area on Sunday with the chance for a little bit of light precipitation in the afternoon. It may be cold enough that there's some wet snowflakes mixed in with the rain.

Cold air arrives after this second system. Early next week will be quite cold again, a continuation of the general pattern of the past month. The longer-range post-Christmas temperature prediction from NOAA is leaning towards a milder trend to close out the month, but I am not confident in such a situation just yet. These things can switch back and forth several times before the end of the month. Right now, however, it looks like a relatively easy first month of meteorological winter will go into the books.

Warmer than average weather is possible to close out 2018. (Courtesy NOAA)
Warmer than average weather is possible to close out 2018. (Courtesy NOAA)

You can follow my updates here and on Twitter @growingwisdom.


Friday: Clouds and some sunny breaks. Milder with highs in the low to mid-40s.

Friday Night: Cloudy and not as cold. Some late night showers. Lows 32-38.

Saturday: Mild and with some periods of showers mainly early. Highs 45-50.

Sunday: Seasonably cool with clouds and shower possible. Highs in the low 40s.

Monday: Sunshine and clouds. May see some rain or snow early. Highs in the low 40s.

Tuesday: Colder weather, highs 32-37.

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

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