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Boston Weather: 37.0°F | Partly Cloudy

Weather: Quieter Weather on the Way

By Michael J. Ring
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- After an active several weeks of weather, most of the United States is beginning a much-needed lull in storm activity. In the days surrounding Christmas, a storm brought snow from Oklahoma to Maine, with many areas in both the Midwest and Northeast exceeding a foot of accumulation. Another nor’easter struck just after the new year, with interior New York bearing the brunt of that particular storm. And storms in the past few weeks haven’t just caused wintry weather, either. Fierce Santa Ana winds have brought wind damage and fanned wildfires in California. And a tornado devastated the town of Newton, Mississippi six days before Christmas.

Today a large, strong high pressure system anchored over the mountain states is bringing fair weather to most of the country. We’ll have to wait a little longer to share in the drier weather, as two weak storms will pass through our area today and tomorrow, respectively. We will receive light snow from each of these storms, but accumulations will be limited to an inch or two from each storm. The upcoming weekend should be dry but cold, as temperatures are unlikely to break the freezing point.

Extended Forecast

Today: Snow in the morning, tapering to flurries in the afternoon. High near 34°F (1°C).

Tonight: Scattered flurries. Low near 24°F (-5°C).

Thursday: A chance of light snow, particularly in the afternoon. High near 34°F (1°C).

Thursday night: Flurries ending, with partial clearing late. Low near 20°F (-7°C).

Friday through Sunday: Partly sunny and cold. Highs in the 20s F (-7°C to -2°C) and lows in the teens F (-12°C to -7°C) each day.