World and Nation

Hail to the Victors

Hail to the Victors

Following several clear days with relatively warm temperatures, a low pressure system has brought overcast skies to New England. Today, expect cooler weather as a cold front sweeps through our area. Gusty winds and scattered showers contribute to the chilling effect, although the latter should taper off as the afternoon progresses.

Heading into the weekend, a weak Alberta clipper could bring wind and rain to the Boston area. Clippers are low pressure systems which originate in central Canada and descend rapidly upon the Midwest and New England regions. Most common in the winter months, the storms are accompanied by strong winds and moderate levels of rain or snowfall. Though it will pass well to our south, tomorrow’s clipper may still cause local precipitation.

Saturday also marks the annual college football game between the University of Michigan and Ohio State University. Tomorrow’s contest will be the 104th meeting between the two schools. As conference champion, the victor will earn a Rose Bowl berth.

Extended forecast

Tonight: Partly cloudy, cold. Low 33°F (1°C).

Tomorrow: Scattered sunshine. Ohio State 17, Michigan 20. High 42°F (6°C).

Tomorrow night: Cold, possible showers. Low 32°F (0°C).

Sunday: Chilly, chance precipitation. High 39°F (4°C).