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Weather - Finals Throes


Finals Throes

By Gerard Roe
Staff meteorologist

A large storm passing off-shore tomorrow will just miss the coast, sparing us from what would have been otherwise an ugly mess; the fish on George's Bank will instead be on the receiving end. The circulation on the western flank of the storm will, however, pull down a lot of cold air out of Quebec. This will place us inside snow territory, with the best chance for a few flurries coming Wednesday morning. Keep an eye out for the weekend weather. Long-range prediction models indicate the possibility of a whopper storm developing by early weekend.

Today: A chilly start to the day with clear skies. Then by mid-morning, the cloud will start to develop, becoming overcast by evening. There is a chance of a flurry or two making it over from the hills. Winds moderate from the northwest. High nudging up to about 40F (4C).

Tonight: A few breaks in the clouds overnight. Then sprinkles or flurries developing into the morning. Low 30F (-1C).

Wednesday: Likelihood of waking up to sprinkles or, again, flurries, for the last day of classes. Overcast. A little bit of a moderating trend, with winds becoming southwesterly. High 43F (6C). Low around 32F (0C).

Thursday: Chance of snow or rain, probably late. Variable cloudiness. High about 43F (6C). Low 31F (0C).

Outlook: With moisture streaming out of the Gulf of Mexico and a low pressure wave developing in the Midwest, the conditions are in place for some interesting weather going into the early part of the weekend.