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Weather - Spring Meltdown

Weather

Spring Meltdown


By Marek Zebrowski
staff meteorologist

A cold front passing through early on Friday will bring a few clouds and usher in somewhat cooler airmass for the weekend. As the high pressure system crests overhead on Saturday, lighter winds will turn onshore in coastal locations - a sure sign of spring. Meanwhile, a large and potent cyclone in Southern Plains will advance slowly northward toward the Great Lakes, bringing lots of inclement weather, followed by substantial temperature drops in its wake for the central sections of the country. As this storm approaches New England, we may expect rainy and colder weather to begin early next week.

Today: Partly to mostly sunny, breezy, and mild. High 56F (13C).

Tonight: Clear and chilly, with diminishing winds. Low 36F (2 C) in town, slightly below freezing outside the metropolitan area.

Saturday: Sunny and pleasant with light afternoon seabreezes developing. Midday high of 52F (11C) may drop down a few notches near the coast.

Sunday: Fair with slowly increasing high clouds throughout the day. Chance of rain after dark. Morning lows near 4F (4C); afternoon highs 5560 F (13-15 C).