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Today's Weather: Temperatures Remain Mild, Though Slightly Cooler

Temperatures got well into the 60s yesterday in a few spots, and even made it to the low and mid-70s in some places away from the shore.

However, if you live across Essex County, you probably noticed it was very chilly, with readings in the 40s due to a sea breeze. We actually had a back door cold front slicing through much of the northeastern part of southern New England yesterday, and that kept those areas a lot colder.

A different frontal system passed through the area last night. With a few scattered showers, today brings back a return to sunshine, but it will not be as warm.

This afternoon, I expect most of us to be in the mid-50s with plenty of sunshine. Had we not had the past two days, temperatures typical of mid-May today would feel incredibly mild, but it will actually be cool compared with Monday and Tuesday.

Cooler weather today will be accompanied by sunshine. (Courtesy NOAA)
Cooler weather today will be accompanied by sunshine. (Courtesy NOAA)

It will remain pleasant Thursday, with dry weather and plenty of sunshine.

Looking ahead toward Friday, we will see another system with clouds and some rain. Unlike last night, I expect the Friday system to produce a little more widespread moisture, which is actually a good thing because it's been very dry the past six weeks.

After Friday, it's a return to cooler but dry weather for the weekend. It will be approaching 50 Saturday, but a little bit of even colder air moves in Sunday, keeping readings on that day in the 40s — actually slightly below-average. If you decided to move any of your tender vegetation outside, just be sure you bring it back in or cover it for Sunday night into Monday, as we are looking at frosty weather this weekend. Although it's hard to remember, it still is astronomical winter.

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Wednesday: Sunshine and a few clouds. Highs 50-55

Wednesday night: Clouds and chilly.  Lows 32-36.

Thursday: Sunny and pleasant. Highs around 50.

Friday: Period of showers. Highs in the 50s.

Saturday: Cooler with sun and clouds. Highs just under 50.

Sunday: Partial sunshine. Highs 43-47.

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

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