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Stormy Out West, Quiet Over East

Stormy Out West, Quiet Over East

Today will feature two extremes over the eastern two-thirds of the country: a strong spring storm will be slow to move over the eastern Rockies/southern Plains, while the East Coast will experience a pleasantly warm day. The exact track of the spring storm out west is still uncertain, but the potential exists for a foot to over two feet of heavy wet snow over the mountains and along the foothills and adjacent plains in Colorado. Imagine trying to shovel that! Meanwhile. on the warm side of the storm, areas of Texas will receive beneficial heavy rain. The entire storm-affected area is currently in a moderate to severe drought, so any precipitation will be helpful.

Luckily for us in the Boston area, we won’t be getting any powerful spring storms during the next few days. In fact, today will be the pick of the year thus far, with full sun and temperatures around 70°F (21°C)! A cold front will move through the region on Saturday evening, bringing with it a chance of light right for a brief time. The rest of the weekend will be dry with near-average temperatures.

Extended Forecast

Tonight: Clear in the evening, then turning mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s°F (9°C).

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy with highs near 60°F (16°C).

Tomorrow night: A chance of light rain in the evening. Lows in the lower 40s°F (5°C).

Sunday: Partly sunny with highs around 50°F (10°C).