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Boston Weather: 32.0°F | A Few Clouds

Weather: Historic Snow

By Nikki Prive
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- This coming weekend has had a lively history of snow for Boston. In 1940, the “Valentine’s Day Storm” dumped 14 inches (36 cm) of snow on the city during Feb. 14-15. On Feb. 16-17 in 1903, 14.2 inches (36 cm) of snow fell, while in 1958, strong winds and snow brought almost 20 inches (51 cm) of snow to Boston and paralyzed much of the East Coast, causing $500 million in damages. Fortunately, this coming weekend looks to be much more pleasant, although there is the possibility of some rain on Saturday.

The region of high pressure that brought cold temperatures earlier this week will move out to sea today, and winds from the southwest will bring warmer temperatures this afternoon. However, the wind chill will keep the sunny afternoon nippy. Models show a coastal storm developing off the mid-Atlantic on Saturday and then moving northward over New England. This will bring clouds and some rain to the area during the day.

The storm system will swing to the north late on Saturday, and cold northwest winds will keep Sunday chilly.

Extended Forecast

Today: Sunny and windy, high in the upper 40s F (9 C).

Tonight: Becoming cloudy with a chance of rain, lows in the mid 30s F (2 C).

Saturday: Cooler and cloudy with a chance of rain, possibly mixed with snow, high around 40 F (4 C).

Sunday: Partly sunny, chance of flurries later in the day, high in the low 30s F (0 C).

Monday: Sunny, highs in the mid 30s F (1 C), lows near 20 F (-7 C).