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Boston Weather: 44.0°F | Overcast

Weather: Not Your Average New England Winter

By Greg Lawson
Staff Meteorologist

Welcome back to Boston. If you stayed here through break, then you know that our record-breaking mild streak ended with the arrival of winter and yet we still have not yet had a full inch of snow accumulate. It looks like this should continue to hold for us, at least through the weekend. Others have not been so lucky of late, especially the upper Mid-West and western Upstate New York, all of who were recently pounded with more than a foot of snow.

As the huge high pressure center which had been giving almost the entire east coast cool and clear weather pushes out to sea today, we will soon meet a weak low which formed early this morning out over the Great Lakes. This low will hit us sometime late tonight, bringing us some of the light snow to our west referred to earlier. Its cold front will pass over us early tomorrow afternoon, but luckily, due to the curvature of the wave the low center is riding, the temperatures won't really drop we'll continue to ride things through with temps in the low 30s. However, there will be an increase in cloudiness associated with the front passing. The clouds should dissipate slowly over the course of the next day or so as another high pressure system settles into the Northeast and cools things down slightly. It appears that more light precipitation, most likely snow, could be be arriving this weekend, though it is still to early to say for sure.

Wednesday: Chilly. Cloudiness increasing with approaching low. Southwesterly winds gusting to 20 mph. Temperatures remain below freezing. High 31F (1C).

Wednesday Night: Light snow likely. Overcast. Winds will pick up slightly. Low 28F (2C).