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Weather: Spring tease

Weather

Spring tease

By Marek Zebrowski
Staff Meteorologist

A brief warmup following the storm and we are going right back to more miserable spring weather later today! A cold front will drift from north to south through our area this afternoon, bringing with it a threat of widely scattered sprinkles and light showers. Becoming stationary on the mid-Atlantic coast, this front will be a catalyst for a great deal of overrunning precipitation, when, during the next few days, several low pressure systems will hobble along it from the Midwest towards New England.

Coastal areas will once again see a tiresome abundance of gray skies and damp, salty seabreezes. By late Saturday and into Sunday, more widespread rain is expected. (Meanwhile the Berkshires and northern New England will see more snow, as Mother Nature seems to be most obliging to skiers this year). The outlook for Marathon Monday has yet another low scheduled to pester us, with cloudy skies early on and a threat of chilly raindrops by later in the day, testing the stamina of the runners and spectators alike. Colder than normal temperatures will persist at least until the middle of next week. Alas!

Today: Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of light, scattered showers in the afternoon. High approaching 60F (15C) will slip into low 50s (11C) as westerly winds will shift to north before dark.

Tonight: Partly cloudy and cooler, with raw, onshore winds in coastal locations. Low near 36F (2C) in the city, with light frost to the north and west, where skies may be partially clear.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy and chilly, with onshore winds continuing. Becoming damp later in the day, with onset of drizzle and light rain from west to east. High 46F (8C)

Sunday outlook: Cloudy cold and unsettled early, with partial clearing late in the day. Lows in mid 30s (23 C), highs near 50F (10C)