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Boston Weather: 69.0°F | Fair



May Be Colder!

By Marek Zebrowski
Staff Meteorologist

A low pressure system will move off the NJ coast on Friday, deepen as it passes to the south and east of us on Saturday, and slow down as it becomes caught in a huge trough extending from the polar regions of Eastern Canada to the Atlantic waters off Nova Scotia. With such a feature just to our north and east, New England will experience (let's hope) the last arctic blast of the season, shipped dierctly from the Hudson Bay region on the wings of northwesterly gales. A blustery weekend with a chance of sprinkles near the coast and some rain in down-east Maine may also feature a scattering of flurries over the hilltops to our north and west. Alas, "New England Spring" is but a state of mind!

Today: Thickening clouds with some sprinkles and light rain developing in the afternoon, especially from Boston area south. High about 60F (16C) with onshore winds.

Tonight: Cloudy with some rain likely. Winds shifting to northwest after midnight. Low 46F (8C).

Saturday: Clouds breaking in the morning, becoming windy and blustery with sunnier breaks as well as a chance of an isolated shower. High only near 60F (16C).

Sunday outlook: Continued partly cloudy, breezy and chilly with morning lows near 40F (5C) in the city, mid 30s (24 C) in the suburbs and highs generally in mid to high 50s (1215 C).