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Boston Weather: 69.0°F | Partly Cloudy


First Snowflakes Not Close to Us Yet

By Roberto Rondanelli

As the Great Lakes region, Ontario and the Upper Plain states get the first hints of a snowy winter, we continued to enjoy temperatures well over the 70s�F throughout most of the Northeast yesterday, thanks to the warm southerly advection associated with a huge and eldery depression centered in Canada. In some places such as Detroit and Flint, Mich. the previous records for the earliest measurable snow in the season (older than 60 years) were broken. As the cold air continues to push towards the ocean, the depression will fill up and weaken, moving very slowly. The relative lack of moisture of the westerly winds will also preclude us to see any major precipitation event over the next 48 to 72 hours. Expect no significant changes in weather over the next three days and considerably lower temperatures. Yes, it might be a good time to go to the store and get a nice wool hat.

Extended Forecast

Today: Mostly sunny. High 58�F (14�C).

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 39�F (4�C).

Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 53�F (12�C).

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 55�F (13�C).