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Today's Weather: Chill Still On For The Weekend

There were some interesting clouds overhead Wednesday evening as a little weather system moved through the region. These are called mammatus clouds and have that baggy underside look to them.

Mammatus clouds over Natick Wednesday evening. (Dave Epstein/WBUR)
Mammatus clouds over Natick Wednesday evening. (Dave Epstein/WBUR)

On Thursday,  we watch a storm system south of New England. There may be enough moisture to give us a quick shower in the afternoon, but many of us will escape the day dry. The best chance of showers will be south of Boston.

Another wave of low pressure approaches Friday night, riding along an arctic front. On the western side of this system it will be a mixture of rain and snow, and there could be some light accumulation across the higher elevations of the Berkshires and even into Worcester county. In northern New England there may be measurable snow away from the coastline.

A bit of rain and inland snow is likely Friday night. (Courtesy COD Weather)
A bit of rain and inland snow is likely Friday night. (Courtesy COD Weather)

Oddly enough, another unusually cold and snowy storm occurred on May 9, 1977, when some areas saw over a foot-and-a-half of snow in the I-495 belt.

Saturday is blustery and very cold, with temperature staying in the 40s. The air will be about as cold as it can be this time of the year.

Things moderate somewhat on Sunday, and we should return to more typical early May conditions next weekend.

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Thursday: Sun and clouds in the morning, a shower in the afternoon. Highs 57-63.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Lows 35-40.

Friday: Partly cloudy. May shower late. Rain or some wet snow at night. Highs nearing 60.

Saturday:  Morning shower or rain or snow. Blustery and cold. Sunshine and clouds. Highs 45-50.

Sunday: Partly cloudy and cold in the morning. Highs 52-57.

Monday: Sunshine and clouds. May shower. Highs near 60.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Highs 55-60.

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

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