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Today's Weather: Cloudy With A Chance Of Showers, More Precipitation On The Way This Week

Our weather will continue to grow more active over the next couple of days, perhaps reaching a crescendo Thursday and into early Friday.

A warm front south of New England on Tuesday may bring a couple of showers, especially to the south coast, but most of today is actually going to be dry and relatively mild for the first week of February. There's a chance for more showers later this evening.

Some showers are possible today, mostly along the south coast and relatively light. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)
Some showers are possible today, mostly along the south coast and relatively light. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)

High pressure will build in from the north Wednesday and give us a little bit of a break from any precipitation. There will be a lot of clouds and temperatures will be near seasonal averages.

A front that will divide cold air to the north and warm air to the South will act as a catalyst for a couple of waves of low pressure for the second half of this week. As the first wave arrives Wednesday night, a mixed bag of precipitation will break out, and there could be a coating up to an inch of snow and sleet before the change to rain Thursday morning.

This system will not provide much in the way of snow but because of the timing, things could be tricky traveling during Thursday morning's commute. The most likely areas for over an inch of snow will be north of the Massachusetts Turnpike and into southern New Hampshire, Vermont and parts of Maine.

Eventually, there will be a lull in the action before another wave of low pressure arrives Thursday night and early Friday. This time, it appears as if the bulk of the precipitation will fall as rain, and some of that could be heavy. Things will dry out to start the weekend.

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Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, a shower. Highs in the mid-40s.

Tuesday night: Clouds, may shower, mainly south. Lows 33-37.

Wednesday: Clouds, a few morning showers. Highs 40-45.

Thursday: Snow, sleet and rain. Some light accumulation, up to 2 inches in most places. Highs near 40.

Friday: Rain possible. Highs nearing 50.

Saturday: Mainly sunny. Highs near 30.

Sunday: Partial sunshine. Highs near 40. Watching possible storm.

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


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