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Cool spring weather to continue through weekend

Mild to cool temperatures will persist in the Boston/Cambridge area through the end of the weekend, with overnight lows in the high 30s to low 40s and daytime highs in the 50s (°F). A low pressure system will pass by on Friday, but given current indications of how it will track, it will bring only slightly cooler temperatures and a very slight chance of rain on Friday as it moves along to the south of us.

As May approaches, the season for dangerous weather in the southern parts of the country is ramping up. Earlier this week, an outbreak of severe storms brought tornadoes, hurricane-force winds, and grapefruit-sized hail to a large area spanning from Texas to Iowa, with similar outbreaks possible farther east at the end of the week. While we are relatively safe from severe weather in the
northeast, people forget that tornadoes happen on average a couple of times per year in Massachusetts.