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Today's Weather: Forecast Remains Tranquil, For Now

It's another tranquil and quiet day across southern New England, with a blend of clouds, sunshine and seasonably cool temperatures. January will go down in the record books as a dry month — one of the driest we've seen over the past three and a half years.

We are looking at quiet weather through Saturday before we need to start paying attention to a potential weather situation late this weekend. The odds actually favor us missing a storm system Saturday night and Sunday, but I won't be comfortable with the forecast for the second part of the weekend for another 36 to 48 hours.

In the meantime, a little shot of cold air moves into the region Wednesday and Thursday. As a matter of fact, Thursday will be one of the colder days we've seen, with temperatures below average, though still only reaching near freezing.

Colder weather arrives Wednesday for a couple of days. (Courtesy NOAA)
Colder weather arrives Wednesday for a couple of days. (Courtesy NOAA)

Things will moderate somewhat Friday and Saturday before we again will watch for whether or not we get any rain or snow later this weekend. The track of this coastal system is what ultimately will decide if we see rain or snow — or nothing at all.

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Tuesday: Sunshine and seasonable. Highs around 40.

Tuesday night: Some clouds. Lows 28-34.

Wednesday: Sunshine and a few clouds. Cooler. Highs 33-38.

Thursday: Sunshine, rather chilly. Highs 31-37.

Friday: Partly sunny and milder. Highs nearing 40.

Saturday: Partly sunny. 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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