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Boston Weather: 58.0°F | Light Rain Fog/Mist

Weather: Winter Finally Makes an Appearance

By Bill Ramstrom
Staff Meteorologist

After keeping us in suspense for weeks, winter has finally come in full force this week, bringing both cold temperatures and a real snowstorm. Any snow still falling this morning should come to an end by early afternoon, with slowly clearing skies and cold temperatures. But there is good news for everyone from warmer climates without a big sweater collection the cold will stay only into Saturday. By the afternoon, temperatures will warm into the 40s, with light winds and plenty of melting snow. Sunday will also be fair, with continued pleasant temperatures, though clouds will begin to filter in during the afternoon.

A high pressure system in the wake of yesterday's snowstorm will build across the Great Lake states today, slowly heading southeastward off the coast of South Carolina. A developing storm will follow a familiar path for this winter, moving northeastward from the Texas panhandle into the upper Midwest, then into Canada by Sunday. This will again leave us on the warm, eastern side of the storm, so we can expect rain showers and southerly winds for Sunday night. Clouds and showers seem likely to continue into the day on Monday as well.

Today: Early flurries, then slow clearing. High 33F (1C).

Tonight: Clearing early, and cold. Low 24F (4C).

Saturday: Sunny and warming. High 43F (6C).

Saturday Night: Fair and cool. Low 28F (2C).

Sunday: Sunny early, then clouding up. High 42F (6C).

Sunday Night and Monday: Rain showers. Low upper 30s; high lower 40s.