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Cool, clear weather this weekend; tornado threat in South will remain low

In comparison to this winter’s record warmth, the seasonable temperatures in the Cambridge area this weekend might feel quite cool. Cold and wet air behind a departing low pressure system will give rise to breezy, mostly clear skies with highs in the low 50’s F and lows dropping almost to freezing.

On this day last year, a record outbreak of 305 tornadoes struck in the southern United States. These included two EF-5’s, the largest and most destructive category of tornado, which devastated cities in Alabama and killed over 300 people. Today, while severe thunderstorms are expected in parts of the Midwest and South, the tornado threat remains low.