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Weather - Rainfest

Weather

Rainfest

By Gerard Roe
Staff Meteorologist

The next few days will be a generally miserable start to the new year, offset partially perhaps by temperatures that will be about ten degrees warmer than normal. A large low pressure trough at middle and upper levels sitting over the center of the country has spread record warmth over the eastern US. The trough is gradually beginning to move away northeastwards, but its slow progress will bring unsettled conditions for the rest of the week. The omnipresent clouds and ocean winds will keep temperatures almost constant around the mid-40s.

Today: Fog clearing, then drizzle and showers. Winds weak and variable. High 47F (8C).

Tonight: Rain likely. Low 44F (7C).

Thursday: More rain, slowing towards day's end. High 46F (8 C), Low 43F (6C).

Friday: Even more rain. High and low in the 40s (5 to 9C).