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Boston Weather: 26.0°F | A Few Clouds

Weather: A Brief Respite

By Nikki PrivÉ

“BUT hark! the nightly Winds, with hollow Voice,

Blow, blustering, from the South -- the Frost subdu'd,

Gradual, resolves into a weeping Thaw.”

--James Thomson, “Winter, A Poem”

A cold front sweeping in from the west today will be heralded by a light, powdery snow during the afternoon. The front will move out to sea tonight, with high pressure dominating New England tomorrow. Skies will be partly cloudy, with a high in the low 30s the rest of the week. This weekend will see warmer temperatures with a chance of precipitation on Saturday, with highs in the low 40s. Unfortunately, warmer temperatures may be short-lived. The extended forecasts show a large trough settling in over the eastern half of the country, with accompanying below average temperatures.

Extended Forecast

Today: Cloudy with a chance of snow, maximum accumulation one inch, high near 35°F (1°C).

Tonight: Partial clearing, lows near 20°F (-7°C).

Thursday: Partly sunny, highs around 30°F (-1°C).

Friday: Partly cloudy, highs near 35°F (1°C).

Saturday: Warmer, chance of snow or rain, highs in the low 40s. (6°C).

Sunday: Partly cloudy, highs in the low 40s (6°C).