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Boston Weather: 33.0°F | A Few Clouds

Weather: Messy Week

By Douglas E. Heimburger
associate news editor

Today's bright sunny skies are a bitter foretaste of the weather to come. Tuesday night and Wednesday promise poor weather conditions as a storm currently located over the mid-Atlantic states moves northward, bringing with it a touch of snow near dawn followed by rain through Wednesday and into Thursday. The sun will return on Friday and stay through the weekend.

Today: Mostly sunny skies in the morning leading to partly cloudy skies in the afternoon. High near 45F(8C). Light winds.

Tonight: Cloudy skies, with a touch of snow likely toward dawn. Lows in the lower 30s (1C) along the Cape down to the mid 20s (-3C) further inland. The chance of snow is 70 percent.

Wednesday: Snow quickly changing to freezing rain inland with rain more likely in Boston. Winds increasing along the coast. Highs ranging from the upper 30s (4C) along the coast and the lower 30s (1C) more inland. The chance of precipitation is near 100 percent.

Thursday: The precipitation ends as partial clearing comes to Boston. Lows 25-35F(1C) and highs in the 30s (-15C)

Weekend outlook: Partly cloudy, with lows in the 20s (-6C) and highs 35-45F(5C).