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Chilly Weekend to Remain Snow-Free

Chilly Weekend to Remain Snow-Free

Although the winter solstice is not until December 21st, the Boston area has been experiencing some rather wintry temperatures as of late. Though temperatures can get much lower in New England winters, the recent spell of near-freezing temperatures has been somewhat alarming in contrast to the mild, 60-degree weather we enjoyed earlier this month. While average highs for this time of year range around 50°F, the recent cold temperatures appear poised to stay in place over the weekend.

Through Sunday, mostly clear conditions can be anticipated, with daytime highs in the low to mid 30s. Likewise, nighttime lows can be expected in the low to mid 20s. While temperatures can be expected to break the 40-degree mark on Monday, clouds will turn into precipitation as a storm passes through the region sometime Monday or Tuesday. The precipitation associated with this storm may be rain, snow, or a mix of both, depending on the storm’s timing. While it’s still too early to get excited about a snowstorm, the average date for the first measurable snowfall in Boston is December 5th.

Extended Forecast

Tonight: Clear. Low 22°F (-6°C).

Tomorrow: Windy, High 33°F (1°C).

Sunday: Sunny, Highs in the mid 30s°F (2°C).

Monday: A chance of showers, Highs in the low 40s°F (6°C).