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Boston Weather: 44.0°F | Partly Cloudy and Breezy

Weather: A Tranquil Weekend

By J.R. Moskaitis

After the pesky storm system that has dominated our weather recently grudgingly moves out to sea today, high pressure will settle in to provide rather pleasant weather for the weekend. Expect dry and mild conditions to persist through Monday, with about as much sun as our 9.5 hour long days can provide.

While we enjoy such tranquility, the same cannot be said for the central part of the country. There, a potent storm will bring the first major snowfall of the season to the central Great Plains and upper Midwest. Over six inches (15 cm) of snow could fall in that region over the weekend. Meanwhile, a cold front associated with the same system will sweep across the South, spawning severe thunderstorms. Fortunately for us, by the time this storm system passes through New England on Tuesday, it will only have enough punch left to cause a few rain showers.

Extended Forecast

Today: Mostly cloudy and breezy. High 54°F (12°C).

Tonight: Clearing. Low 40°F (4°C).

Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 54°F (12°C).

Sunday: Mild and dry. High 57°F (14°C).

Monday: Warm and windy, with increasing clouds. High 60°F (16°C).