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Uncertain chance of snow over the weekend

Unusual warmth will envelop the Northeast in advance of an approaching cold front and rain tonight. Highs today will soar into the 50s °F today and remain warm through mid-day tomorrow as the front and rain move over the area. In the wake of the front, strong winds from the northwest will hasten the return of cold air, and temperatures will plunge into the lower 20s °F on Friday night. Over the weekend, the most interesting and potentially most impactful aspect of our upcoming weather will approach. A low pressure system will slide out of the Ohio Valley towards the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Saturday. With cold air in place, this could mean a chance of meaningful snow Saturday night into Sunday. The specifics of the storm's track are still uncertain this early in time; if the storm track were to move too far south or north, Boston could be spared any precipitation and effects. Forecasters will keep a close watch on this system over the next couple of days to assess its impact to the local area.