By Todd Gutner WBZ-TV

High temperatures were almost identical to yesterday…in the low to mid 40s…but it felt much colder today with the lack of sunshine.  Clouds quickly took hold of the day as a front worked in from the west.  Along the front a very thin line of fast moving showers released a few hundredths of an inch of rain…just enough to dampen things up.  The front will clear the coast this evening and skies will clear out allowing temps to drop some late tonight.  Most will end up right around or slightly below the freezing mark and with the fresh rain watch for black ice early tomorrow morning.  For the first time since the thaw started, we won’t have a thick frost in the morning…a drier airmass and increasing wind will allow you to keep the scraper in the car.  High pressure will be on the approach and this will provide ample sunshine, highs will once again reach the low to mid 40s.

That high will slide east of us on Friday and a decaying storm from the Deep South will spread more rain in for the afternoon and evening.  While most see rain here in Southern New England, parts of Northern New England will see some freezing rain and sleet as colder air gets trapped for a time.

In the wake of the rain, the weekend will be Spring-like.  Clouds will very gradually break up on Saturday and highs will get up close to 50.  Sunday should end up being the warmest of the stretch…a coldfront will be getting closer but out ahead of it SW winds will transport in some very warm air as highs may touch 60 before the Pats kick-off at 4:30!

That coldfront will slide through on Monday producing a period of rain and then cooing temps for the rest of the week.  In fact, the end of next week looks very Winter-like with below normal temps and a chance for snow…Winter makes a comeback!


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