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Boston Weather: 39.0°F | Fair

Weather: By Efren Gutierrez

Staff Meteorologist -- March has lived up to its reputation and entered like a lion.

The recent high winds and gusts that have plagued the area are due to the pressure gradient surrounding most of the New England and Mid-Atlantic area. The gradient results from the interaction of a low pressure system in Nova Scotia and a weak high pressure system in the Ohio Valley.

The two systems each feature their own wind circulation, and where the currents add vectorially the wind increases and becomes turbulent with a Reynolds number (a nondimensional measure of turbulence) of around 107.

With such strong upper level winds, there is only a small possibility of any precipitation, since cloud development is very limited.

The winds will continue into the weekend and the clouds present today will shift toward the east.

A low-level low pressure system now centered in Texas will start trekking of to the east, and might move up the coast to impact Boston with showers by the middle of next week.

Weekend Outlook

Today: Partly cloudy with a small chance of flurries. West wind of 15 mph. High of 29°F (-2°C).

Tonight: Clearing skies and cold. Low of 21°F (-6°C).

Tomorrow: Sunny and clear. High near 35°F (2°C).

Tomorrow Night: Cool with some cloudiness. Low near 22°F. (-6°C).

Sunday: Scattered clouds. High near 38°F (3°C).