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Weather - Time for a break

Weather

Time for a break

By Michael C. Morgan
Staff Meteorologist

The cyclone responsible for yesterday's and this morning's snowfall will be moving northeast - away from coastal southern New England this afternoon. As the cyclone departs, snow will become lighter and end by mid afternoon. A strong northerly wind will develop, and some blowing and drifting of snow will persist through tonight.

A ridge of high pressure will begin to build over the area providing clearing skies and cool temperatures for the next several days. It appears as though the atmosphere will take a break from winter weather over New England for a few days. Milder, springlike weather is anticipated over New England for the upcoming weekend and most of next week.

A developing cyclone off the southeast coast of the United States this weekend threatens to bring wind and rain to the southeast. Snow is a possibility in the extreme southern Appalachians of Georgia and South Carolina. Elsewhere this weekend, the weather should be rather tranquil.

This afternoon: Cloudy snow gradually ending. Winds north 12 to 18 mph (19 to 29 kph). High 30F (-1C).

Tonight: Clearing and breezy. Cold. Low 16F (-9C).

Saturday: Mostly sunny and cool. High 34F (1C). Low 14F (-10C).

Sunday: Sunny and continued cool. High 33 to 38F (0 to 3C). Low 20 to 25F. (-7 to -4C).