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Today's Weather: Sunny And Pleasant

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We have a beautiful day on tap this afternoon as temperatures reach into the upper 30s to near 40. There will be plenty of sunshine and a bit of a breeze. A dry frontal system passes through the area tonight and ushers in colder air for Thursday. It will be sunny, but about 10 degrees cooler than we see this afternoon.

A weak weather system passes to the south of New England on Friday and this brings in a few hours of light snow changing to rain before it ends. There could be a coating to perhaps an inch or two of snow in a few spots.

Light snow is likely early Friday. (Dave Epstein/WBUR)
Light snow is likely early Friday. (Dave Epstein/WBUR)

This weather system is insignificant, yet the timing is such that it could slow down the morning commute a little bit. I don't think we should see school delays for such a small amount of snow but then again I'm not making the decision.

It's dry and cold on Saturday before our next weather system moves in for Sunday. It appears that this storm will take a track inland and allow warm air to flood the coastal plain all the way back through central Massachusetts. This means a change from snow to rain and a powerful temperature gradient from Cape Cod toward southern Vermont. There may be a time when there's nearly a 50 degree difference in temperatures between Provincetown and Brattleboro.

Eventually the precipitation will come to an end as a period of snow and sleet Sunday evening before we get into a very cold couple of days for Monday and Tuesday. I'll have more details on the weekend storm tomorrow.

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


Wednesday: Sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s.

Wednesday Night: Clear to partly cloudy and chilly. Lows 15-20.

Thursday: High clouds and sunshine. Colder. Highs in the mid-20s to approaching 30.

Friday: Morning snow with light accumulation. A change to rain before ending. Highs 35-40.

Saturday: Chilly and dry, snow at night possible. Highs in the 20s.

Sunday: A mixed bag of precipitation likely with a wide range of temperatures. Hard freeze at night.

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

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