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Boston Weather: 36.0°F | A Few Clouds

Weather: Mixed Signals

By Jon Moskaitis
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- Earlyrisers on Thursday morning were treated to the sight of the first snowflakes of the season, as Cambridge received an evanescent dusting of snow on its limited unpaved surfaces. Residents of central Massachusetts woke up to a more significant coating of one to three inches, a fairly blunt reminder of winter’s imminent arrival. Our reversion to standard time this Sunday will be another treat for morning people, as the sun rises an hour earlier. Of course, darkness falls an hour earlier as well, a reminder of the looming chill for everyone who missed the snowfall early yesterday morning.

However, despite these signs of winter, the weather will swing to unseasonably warm conditions by the early part of next week. This is in advance of a powerful storm approaching from the southwest that will likely pass through the region on Tuesday. Until then, expect gradual warming and an increasing chance of rain.

Extended Forecast

Today: Mostly sunny, some what warmer. High 50°F (10°C).

Tonight: Clear, calm and chilly. Low 33°F (1°C).

Saturday: Sunny early, then increasing clouds. High 56°F (13°C).

Sunday: Warmer, with scattered showers possible. High 64°F (18°C).

Monday: Warm and windy with rain likely. High 65°F (18°C).