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Clash of Extremes

Clash of Extremes

A slowly moving low-pressure region currently over the Dakotas has set up a contrast of extremes in the middle of the country. Areas to the east of the low, in the warm sector of the storm, have set all-time November maximum temperature records. In contrast, areas just to the west of the low are receiving blizzard conditions. Some areas of the Dakotas have been getting pounded by several feet of snow and winds gusting over 55 mph at times. This storm is partly responsible for the above average temperatures that we have been feeling over the past few days, but thankfully it will lose its punch before approaching Boston.

A separate low-pressure system immediately off the coast will keep us under the clouds until Sunday. A few showers associated with this system are possible today, but most of the day should be dry. The storm currently over the Dakotas will move our way Saturday evening, bringing another period of showers at that time. Conditions should improve on Sunday, with cooler temperatures returning next week.

Extended Forecast

Tonight: Cloudy. Lows near 50°F (10°C).

Saturday: Cloudy with afternoon showers. Highs in the low 60s°F (16°C).

Saturday Night: Cloudy with showers early. Lows near 50s°F (10°C).

Sunday: Partly sunny with highs near 60°F (16°C).