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Boston Weather: 22.0°F | Mostly Cloudy

Weather: Still No Snow for New England

By Michael J. Ring
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- After a stormy weekend in the Northeast and Midwest, weather across the country looks much quieter for the coming week. Over the past few days, a low pressure system moved from the Ohio Valley northeastward into Ontario and Quebec. Up to a foot of snow fell in states west of the storm, such as Wisconsin and Illinois. Since we in New England were on the eastern side of the storm, however, the corresponding southerly flow guaranteed that our precipitation fell as rain.

While the inch or so of rain we received will help counter the rainfall deficits we have experienced since last summer, snow fans will have to cross their fingers and hope another storm is on the way -- this time with a coastal track.

Today and tomorrow will be pleasant days for most of the country, as high pressure is entrenched in the South and East. The most notable precipitation is associated with a low pressure system over southwestern Canada, spreading light rain from Washington to Montana. It appears currently that this system will remain in Canada as it moves east, missing us and giving us at least partial sunshine each day this week.

Today: Sunny and cold. Highs near 35F (2C).

Tonight: Clear and cold. Lows near 20F (-7C).

Wednesday: Sunny and mild. Highs approaching 50F (10C). Lows near 35F (2 C).

Thursday: Partly sunny and warmer, a beautiful day. Highs around 55F (13C); lows near 35F (2C).

Friday: Partly cloudy and slightly cooler. Highs near 50F (10C).