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Boston Weather: 57.0°F | Partly Cloudy and Breezy

Weather: Low Expectations

Low expectations

By Marek Zebrowski
Staff Meteorologist

An upper air low pressure system will slowly exit the Northeast and drift towards the Maritimes, deepening over the Labrador by Saturday. This scenario leaves New England under a weak northwesterly flow for the next two days. At the surface, a small cyclone positioned over the Gulf of Maine by early Friday will also meander towards the Maritimes, keeping us under a wet blanket of residual low-level moisture and some instability through midday Saturday. Drier air associated with a high pressure system over the Great Lakes will slowly filter in over the weekend, finally bringing in sunnier conditions for our area.

Milder than normal temperatures and tranquil weather are to prevail until Tuesday, when a coastal storm will approach our shores from the Virginia Capes.

Today: Mostly cloudy, with a few breaks in overcast possible, but also with a chance of a scattered shower. Light north winds. High 45F (7C)

Tonight: Continued cloudy and damp. Low near 40F (4C)

Saturday: Cloudy with a chance of early shower, then partial clearing. Mild, with highs 45-48F (79C)

Sunday outlook: Partly sunny and pleasant with highs in the mid 40s (68C) and lows in the mid 30s (13C).