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Boston Weather: 49.0°F | Overcast

Weather: Winter Relapse

By Nikki Prive
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- The warm weather which visited us earlier this week did not linger, and this weekend will seem more like early March than April. A region of high pressure will grip the Boston area all weekend, with a bout of cold air and flurries arriving this evening to bolster the cool temperatures. Only a few flakes are to be expected, unlike in 1982, when more than 13 inches of snow fell during April 6-8. This cold snap should not last long, however, and more seasonable temperatures will return early next week, with highs in the 50s F (11C).

In the rest of the country, strong thunderstorms and flooding are possible over the southern central states this weekend, from Texas to the Ohio valley, as warm, moist air is drawn up from the Gulf. Drought conditions persist in the Rockies and the East coast, with wildfires possible in some areas of the Southwest.

Extended Forecast:

Today: Becoming cloudy, with chance of drizzle late, highs in the low 40s F (6C).

Tonight: Cloudy, chance of flurries, lows in the mid 20s F (-4C).

Saturday: Chilly with some clouds, highs in the lower 40s F (6C), lows at night in the low 20s F (-6C).

Sunday: Sunny but cool, highs in the mid 40s F (7C), lows around 30F (-1C).

Monday: Warmer but windy, highs around 55F (13C).