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Today's Weather: Milder Today, Heavy Rain On The Way This Weekend

If you look at the weather over the past seven days, six of them have averaged colder than normal. At this point, we are probably done with below-average temperatures for the rest of January — and perhaps even into the first few days of February.

Although the cold over the last week knocked back January's average a bit, this month is still going to end up on the much warmer side, in keeping with what's been going on for the past decade.

Let's look at the next storm, which will arrive here Saturday afternoon and night. A few days ago, I thought that at least the beginning of the storm might be snow, but now it just looks like there will be too much warm air involved and most of it will end up being rain.

A storm will bring a slug of heavy rain Saturday night, with snow to the north. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)
A storm will bring a slug of heavy rain Saturday night, with snow to the north. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)

If you want to see significant snow, you'll have to go to northern New England — though even the coast of Maine should be mostly rain from this upcoming storm. However, ski areas are likely going to see over 6 inches of snowfall.

The precipitation will come to an end Sunday, followed by seasonably cold weather early next week.

We are now getting past the midway point in winter and although we haven't seen any blockbuster snowstorms as of yet, there's still plenty of time.

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

Thursday: Sunshine and clouds. Highs 40-45.

Thursday night: Clouds and some breaks. Lows 26-33.

Friday: Partly sunny and mild for January. Highs 40-45.

Saturday: Clouding up. Rain developing. May start briefly as snow. Highs near 40.

Sunday: Rain or snow showers. Highs near 40.

Monday: Partial sunshine. Highs near 40.

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


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