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Today's Weather: Rain Will End Before It Turns Colder Friday And Saturday

This Thursday morning brings us another weak weather system with a little bit of wintry weather.

Most of the snow happened in the wee hours of the morning. I expect if the skies where you are haven't already changed over to rain they will within the next couple of hours, post-sunrise.

Accumulations have been mainly on the order of a coating to a couple of inches north and west, but with temperatures overnight staying right around freezing it's been easy for the roads to remain slushy or wet without much in the way of ice.

Cold weather is likely on Friday and Saturday with readings below freezing. (Courtesy NOAA)
Cold weather is likely on Friday and Saturday with readings below freezing. (Courtesy NOAA)

The weather system driving this mixed bag of precipitation will move north and east of southern New England later today. Behind it, colder air will filter in. We are looking at two days of below-average temperatures for both Friday and Saturday.

As you've likely noticed snow has been at a minimum since the middle of December when we had our one snowstorm of the winter so far.

Since Dec. 12, Boston has recorded just shy of 5 inches of snow. You might wonder if we could have a Blockbuster March after all this lack of snow, and the short answer is it's highly unlikely.

Of course, when it comes down to it, there's always surprises. However, those of you who wanted a lot of snow and cold this winter may just have to wait until next year.

It will be colder tomorrow and Saturday with highs in the 20s to lower 30s, but a moderating trend later this weekend brings us back into the 40s. Rain — not snow — is likely by Tuesday.

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Thursday: Mixed bag of precipitation, then rain. Highs 40-45.

Thursday night: Clearing after evening drizzle. Lows 22-29.

Friday: Sunshine and cold. Blustery. Highs 25-30.

Saturday: Mainly sunny. Highs 25-30.

Sunday: Partial sunshine. Highs near 45.

Monday (Washington's Birthday): Partly sunny. Highs in the mid-40s.

Tuesday: Wet, highs in the 40s.

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


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