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After a little bit of sloppy weather Thursday morning, today we're mainly looking at plain old rain showers.
However, there is still freezing drizzle over northern areas this morning, and more of it in southern New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. If you're headed up to ski country, roads will be worse with accumulating snow today.
A storm system will gather strength as it passes right over southern New England. This is a big low pressure area, and it's quite strong. I'm expecting anywhere from a half inch to an inch of rainfall during the day, with perhaps more across the South Coast, and Cape Cod and the Islands.
As the storm pulses north of the region, winds will increase and become quite gusty. This is one of those days where you probably don't want to park your car under an old tree, if you can avoid it. I do expect scattered power outages, but nothing widespread.
Tonight, temperatures will fall well below freezing, setting us up for a very cold weekend. This weekend is likely going to end up with the coldest Saturday and Sunday average temperatures of the entire winter so far. I suppose there's even a chance that this could be the coldest weekend of the entire winter, but obviously they're still adequate time to have something colder.
Saturday is a bright day with plenty of sunshine. Readings will be in the teens over northern New England, but there are opportunities here in southern New England for a few low 30s right at the south coast.
Sunday is slightly milder, but there will be a few more clouds, and maybe a flurry.
There's likely going to be a lot of clouds and a little bit of precipitation for the start of next week, but temperatures will be at or above seasonal averages. I still don't see any major snow storms in sight, and the deep cold air remains locked up in Canada.
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Friday: Becoming windy and milder south of Boston. A few showers through early afternoon; otherwise just a little drizzle. To the north, freezing drizzle early, then rain. Highs 38-58 northwest to southeast.
Friday night: Early snow shower, then blustery and cold with clearing. Lows 17-24.
Saturday: Mainly sunny. Highs near 30.
Sunday: Partial sunshine. Highs near 40.
Monday: Clouds, may shower. Highs in the mid-40s.
Tuesday: Still somewhat unsettled, snow or rain showers early, but mild for February. Highs 42-46.
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