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Weekend Weather: It's Going To Be Cold Out There

There might be a little bit of black ice this morning as the leftover moisture from yesterday has frozen.

Otherwise, we're looking at a mostly sunny and cold day, with temperatures staying in the 20s today. The coldest high temperature this winter so far has been 27 degrees in Boston. It's likely that we do not break that reading, even though it's going to be chilly the next couple of days. We may tie it today.

We may, however, see temperatures fall under 14 degrees, which would be the coldest morning we've had so far this winter. If that happens, it will occur Saturday morning when the temperature in Boston should be between 8-12 degrees.

Saturday morning is likely the coldest morning of the winter so far and perhaps of the entire winter. (Courtesy NOAA)
Saturday morning is likely the coldest morning of the winter so far and perhaps of the entire winter. (Courtesy NOAA)

For those of you in the suburbs readings will be down in the single digits. Don't worry about any of those early flower bulbs that have come up; they will be fine. If you have a witch hazel plant that's gone into bloom, those flower panicles may indeed become blasted (looking like a thinning, misused paint brush), but the plant will be fine.

Temperatures on Saturday will be a little bit milder — reaching near 30 degrees. Later, milder air continues Saturday night into Sunday when highs reach the lower 40s. Monday is a holiday — technically called "Washington's Birthday" — and temperatures will be in the lower 40s. Rain, not snow, is expected on Tuesday as milder air heads to the region.

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Friday: Sunshine and cold. Blustery. Highs 23-28.

Friday Night: Clear and cold. Lows 2-14.

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

Saturday: Mainly sunny. Highs 25-30.

Sunday: Partial sunshine. Highs near 42.

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

Tuesday: Turning wet, highs in the 40s.

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

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