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Today's Weather: Cold And Dry

Saturday night's snowstorm was the first significant snow of the year, but that's all behind us. We are actually looking at a very dry week.

Things might change by the time we reach the weekend. High pressure is going to build in the region throughout the work week. This will keep any storminess far from New England.

The first couple of days of the week will feature colder than average temperatures, but then as the high pressure area begins to slip eastward temperatures will moderate.

Highs will be in the 20s for much of New England today. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)
Highs will be in the 20s for much of New England today. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)

This week marks the inflection point, when average temperatures begin to increase in response to the added daylight. It takes about five weeks after the winter solstice before temperatures start moderating. Now, this doesn't mean that February can't be colder than January, but on average, we are now past the core of winter cold.

In spite of the fact we haven't seen a major snowstorm in a while, there is still plenty of time left for snow. This weekend we will be watching a developing storm which may become a coastal situation. There's some indication that the atmosphere may start to slow down and this could cause the storm to linger over our area, perhaps to our south.

Since the cold air will be retreating, there's also a chance we could just see rain this weekend. But it's still too early to determine.

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Monday: Clouds, maybe a few breaks. Highs in the upper 30s.

Monday night: Clouds. Lows 28-34.

Tuesday: Sunshine and chilly.  Highs 27-32.

Wednesday: Sunshine and a few clouds. Milder.  Highs 35-40.

Thursday: Sunshine and clouds. Highs 40-45

Friday: Partly sunny and mild.  Highs 41-47

Saturday: Possible rain or snow.  Highs near 40.

Sunday:  Possible rain or snow.  Highs near 40.

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


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