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Today's Weather: Seasonal Mild Temperatures Return Ahead Of Storm

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A large high pressure system hovering over Greater Boston will provide us with dry weather and mild temperatures, rebounding to near normal levels.

Our winds will be noticeably lighter as well. This system will slide east tonight, allowing our winds to turn more southerly ahead of a major storm which will track up through the Great Lakes on Friday.

High temperatures of Wednesday, March 13. (Courtesy National Weather Service)
High temperatures of Wednesday, March 13. (Courtesy National Weather Service)

The storm will affect us indirectly, by first transporting mild air northward ahead of it, followed by showers and then a return to cooler temperatures after its passage. This is the time of year that we typically have the battle between winter trying to hang on and spring wanting to usher in.

As we head into mid-March, our average daily highs are in the mid-40s, with lows around 30 degrees. On Friday, some towns will approach 60 before the cold front passes. Without these air mass clashes, we would not have any weather at all. Our stretch of dry weather will be replaced with mild air and showers to end the week.

Mark Twain’s quote will ring true once again this weekend: “If you don’t like the weather in New England, just wait a few minutes.”


Today: Sunshine with some increasing afternoon clouds. Light winds. High 45.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Not as cold. Lows: 32-35.

Thursday: Lots of clouds. Few intervals of sun. Milder. High 52.

Friday: Mostly cloudy, breezy and mild. Few showers in the afternoon and at night.
High 58.

Saturday: Morning clouds, then partial clearing. High 50 but turning colder late.

Sunday: Partly sunny, breezy and more seasonable again. Highs: lower 40s

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