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Active weather pattern continues

After yesterday’s storm, which brought snow and rain to New England, clearer and calmer conditions will temporarily set up shop over the region today and into tomorrow. The favorable weather won't last, however; the weekend will feature highs in the 40s °F and several rain chances as a train of low pressure systems progresses out of the Ohio Valley. This progressive pattern will preclude any extreme cold or significant snow in the immediate future, continuing the trend that saw January rally from one of its coldest starts ever to near average by the end of the month. Elsewhere across the nation, a sequence of high pressure systems will dominate the weather across much of the central U.S., leaving the East Coast and Ohio Valley at the center of most of the action. Mid-February is at the heart of snow season for Boston, which on average receives about 11 inches (30 cm) of snow during the month. It’s quite likely that colder air and snow will return before the month is over.