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Today's Weather: Dry And Cold, But This Weekend Will Be Quite Warm

A big area of high pressure will protect New England from a storm system to our south today.

Meanwhile, in the Carolinas, a snow storm is expected. It's actually possible that some areas away from the immediate shoreline there will see more snow than Boston has received in January and February combined. There are very few years in the record books where this would be the case:

Snow is likely late today in areas well south of New England. (Courtesy NOAA)
Snow is likely late today in areas well south of New England. (Courtesy NOAA)

Back in New England, Arctic air is in place over southern parts of the region and will be with us through the end of the work week. This means you can expect clear and dry conditions, although it is going to be cold the next couple of days.

A moderating trend will begin to take place for the weekend, and Sunday looks like a fantastic day for the time of year. Temperatures will be in the upper 20s and low 30s the next couple of days, but reaching the 40s on Saturday and likely climbing to 50 Sunday.

Temperatures today will be colder than average. (Courtesy WeatherBell)
Temperatures today will be colder than average. (Courtesy WeatherBell)

Monday also looks like a nice day, before some rain moves in for Tuesday. The air behind that weather system isn't very cold either, and temperatures will still feel more like March than April.

Eventually, there will be some colder air moving in next week for a couple of days, but as has been the case all winter, this cold air looks transient. In other words, it's not going to last very long, and I still don't see any major snow in sight — and time is running out, folks.

You can follow my updates here and on Twitter @growingwisdom.

Thursday: Mid-winter cold with sunshine. Highs just under 30.

Thursday night: Clear and quite cold. Lows 7-16.

Friday: Sunshine and cold. Highs 28-33.

Saturday: Mainly sunny. Milder. Highs near 43.

Sunday: Partial sunshine. Highs 45-50.

Monday: Sun and clouds. Late day showers. Lower 50s in the afternoon.

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


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