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Weather - A Close Call

Weather

A Close Call

By Marek Zebrowski
Staff Meteorologist

High winds will gradually subside as an impressively deep low pressure system pulls through the Canadian Maritimes on Friday. This immensely potent storm dumped well over a foot of snow in northern New England, while locally, near hurricane-force winds caused widespread damage and power outages.

A cold high pressure, cresting overhead will initially provide fair skies and wintry windchills, but by early Saturday a relatively weak, clipper-type disturbance approaching from the Ohio Valley will spread some light snow to central and southern New England. The weekend will then close on a sunny and chilly note; the next threat of inclement weather is expected later on Monday.

Today: Mostly sunny, windy, and chilly, with highs near 40F (5C).

Tonight: Clear early with high clouds increasing toward dawn. Quite cold with lows in low 20s (-6 to -5C) and diminishing winds.

Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy with a scattering of light snow and flurries. High only near 38F (4C).

Sunday outlook: Fair but cold. Morning lows in the mid 20s (-5 to -3C); afternoon highs around 40F (5C).