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Boston Weather: 53.0°F | Mostly Cloudy

Weather: Cold

By Nikki PrivÉ

“A chill no coat, however stout,

Of homespun stuff could quite shut out,

A hard, dull bitterness of cold,

That checked, mid-vein, the circling race

Of life-blood in the sharpened face...”

-- John Greenleaf Whittier

After a cold front with possible snow squalls moves past the Boston area today, a region of high pressure is expected to linger for the remainder of the week. With cold air draining into the region from Canada, temperatures will drop to the coldest of the winter so far, with bitter wind chills below 0°F. The temperature will remain below freezing until at least Sunday, which will see a brief moderation in temperatures before a likely return to the deep freeze next week. Skies will remain clear through the weekend, with the first chance of wintry precipitation early next week.

Extended Forecast

Today: Cloudy and blustery, chance of snow squalls, highs around 25°F (-4°C), wind chill to 0°F (-18°C).

Tonight: Clearing overnight, cold, continued windy. Lows around 10°F (-12°C), wind chill -5 to -10°F (-23°C).

Thursday: Sunny, breezy, high around 17°F (-8°C), wind chill to -5°F (-20°C). Clear and cold overnight, lows around 5°F (-15°C), wind chill to -15°F (-26°C).

Friday: Sunny, highs near 18°F (-8°C), low from 0 to 5°F (-17°C).

Saturday: Partly cloudy, highs near 18°F (-8°C), low 0°F (-17°C).

Sunday: Partly cloudy, not as cold, highs about 29°F (-2°C).