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Today's Weather: Temperatures Trend Downward, But Still No Storms In Sight

A cold front slipped through the area last night, and along with it comes a downward trend in temperatures. This will continue today and tomorrow.

January high and low temperatures have been averaging just over 9 degrees higher than average, but we will take a dent out of that over the next couple of days.

Most of this month has seen temperatures in the 40s, 50s and of course, we had the 70-degree weather as well, but today we will stay in the 30s. Overnight readings will fall down into the teens, with mainly clear skies and light winds.

Canadian high pressure brings another cold day for Thursday, as temperatures will reach the bottom of the curve for the week. On Friday, the high pressure area will move off toward the east. This means temperatures start to moderate and get back near — or even a little above — 40 degrees.

Chilly weather with highs in the 30s today and Thursday is likely across much of southern New England. (Courtesy NOAA)
Chilly weather with highs in the 30s today and Thursday is likely across much of southern New England. (Courtesy NOAA)

The next possible weather system comes over the weekend as a coastal storm brushes nearby. Odds continue to favor the storm missing southern New England. Any precipitation we get would be quite light in the form of rain or snow showers. I expect later Sunday that skies will clear.

It's back to the dry weather to start next week, with seasonably cold temperatures. Side note: we are quickly approaching 10 hours of daylight. As this happens in early February, plants and animals begin to respond to the coming spring and although you may think that spring won't arrive until April or May, in terms of nature, it's just around the corner.

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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 early. Highs near 40.

Monday: Mainly sunny. Highs 40-45.

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


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