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Boston Weather: 45.0°F | Overcast



Cold Turkey!

By Chris E. Forest, Gerard H. Roe, Marek Zebrowski, and Michael C. Morgan
StaFF meteorologists

Skies will clear over portions of New England as a cold front moves offshore this morning. A second front will pass through the area midday Wednesday with concommitant cloudiness. Following the passage of the front, some of the coldest air of the fall season will invade portions of the eastern United States for the second half of the week.

High pressure will dominate the weather over much of the country during the mid to latter half of the week - providing good to excellent travel conditions for most. The only exceptions being the extreme northwestern U.S. where a Pacific cyclone will come ashore bringing some wind and rain, and over central and southern Florida where a stalled frontal zone will keep clouds and showers overhead. A few rain and snow showers will also fall in the southern Rockies and western southern Plains on Wednesday.

Today: Clearing and breezy. High 5457F (12C). Winds west 1520 mph (2432 kph).

Tonight: A brief shower possible early, then windy and colder. Low 28F (3C). Winds northwest 1525 mph (2440 kph).

Wednesday: Partly sunny and chilly. High around 40F (5C). Low 25F (5C).

Thursday: Partly cloudy and chilly. High 4345F (7C). Low 2528F (4C).

Return trip outlook: With low pressure system approaching from the Upper Midwest, precipitation will likely spread across the Great Lakes into central and northern New England possibly reaching Boston by early Monday. Boston temperatures expected to be seasonable with highs in the 40s and lows in the mid 30s.

Code: CLR: clear, OVC: overcast, R: rain, S: snow, SCT: scattered clouds/partly cloudy, SW: snow shower, RW: rain shower, TRW: thundershower, CZY: cozy and toasty