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The Day After Tomorrow

The Day After Tomorrow

Following the cold Easter weekend, we can expect warmer temperatures for the near future. A high pressure system is sweeping across the New England region, accompanied by clear skies and smooth sailing. For today and tomorrow, expect daytime highs in the high forties and overnight lows near freezing.

Elsewhere in the country, a small patch of light snow in the Great Lakes region poses no threat to the Boston metropolitan area, as it will be displaced by the high pressure system bringing the current sunny weather. Another larger snow system covers the Pacific Northwest, crossing the Plains into the South. As the snow cuts across Kansas, the precipitation gradually shifts to moderate rainfall, heaviest over northern Florida.

Heading into Wednesday night, the storm system will sweep east and north, hitting Boston sometime early Thursday morning. Beginning as wet snow, precipitation will progress into a wintry mix before noon, giving way to rain as temperatures approach a high in the mid thirties. Snowfall may resume as temperatures drop Thursday night.

Today: Mostly sunny, with brisk winds. High 49°F (10°C).

Tonight: Scattered cloud cover, with weaker winds. Low 34°F (1°C).

Tomorrow: Partly sunny, with light winds. High 48°F (9°C).

Tomorrow night: Cloudy skies, progressing to overcast. Low 32°F (0°C).

Thursday: Snow early, changing to rain by the afternoon. High 38°F (3°C).

Thursday night: Continuing rainfall, possibly punctuated by snow. Low 33°F (1°C).