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Weather- Hints of spring?

Weather

Hints of spring?

By Marek Zebroski
Staff Meteoroligist

Not quite yet, it seems! A slow-moving cold front will approach us on Friday, ending our brief warm-up with thickening clouds and rainshowers. A low pressure will develop just south of New England Friday night and deepen rapidly, as it crosses into the Gulf of Maine early Saturday. Cold air will be pulled back into our area behind the storm, and there is a good chance of cold rain turning to mixed precipitation (especially away from the coast), before the skies clear bySaturday afternoon. Cold and blustery weekend will then follow, with more ominous developments by mid-week, just around the Vernal Equinox. A coastal storm and a cold pool of air overhead may yet better this years' snow records, especially over the interior sections. Alas, spring in New England is but a state of mind!

Today: Cloudy with rain developing. Midday highs near 52F (11C) will begin to drop as the rain commences and the southerly breezes stiffen considerably.

Tonight: Rainy, windy and turning colder after midnight. Some snow may mix in with rain towards dawn. Low 32F (0C) with strong northwesterly winds.

Saturday: Clouds early; some scattered flurries possible. Blustery and cold with temperatures struggling toward the 40F (5C) mark as skies clear in the afternoon.

Sunday outlook: Mostly clear but chilly, with highs in low 40s (5-6C) after a frosty morning. Increasing cloudiness late in the day.