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Weather: The Arctic Blast

By Veronique Bugnion
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- The low pressure center which is currently located over New England is still intensifying as it makes its way offshore. As the cold front associated with this low drifts away, conditions will gradually improve today. Right behind this front awaits us a blast of unseasonably cold Canadian air, which will be pushed towards us by the circulation associated with a massive area of high pressure. The cold temperatures will persist as long as we are situated on the eastern side of that high, with lows in the 30s and highs not exceeding the upper 40s through Monday. To make matters worse, a weak disturbance is forecasted to grow over the weekend, adding cloudy skies and a chance of a rainshower, or snowshower over high terrain, to the cold temperatures on Sunday and Monday. With some luck, the skies should clear up and the temperatures should climb back to normal by Tuesday next week.

Weekend Outlook

Today: Showers and thunderstorms tapering off in the afternoon, high of 65ºF (18ºC).

Tonight: Mostly clear with temperatures dropping to 48ºF (9ºC).

Saturday: Sunny, temperatures in the low 50s (10-12ºC).

Sunday: Increasing cloudiness, high the upper 40s (8-10ºC).

Monday: Scattered showers, high still in the 40s (8-10ºC).