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Cool Weather Now

Below normal temperatures have arrived early this week and will continue for a few days. A strong cold front moved through New England Saturday night, which brought strong northwesterly winds on Sunday. These winds have ushered in much cooler air over the region, bringing low temperatures almost near freezing. The highs have been 5-10°F below normal and not welcoming for warm-weather fans. The good news, however, is that a gradual warm-up is expected and temperatures should reach the upper 60s by the weekend.

The sun will rule the skies for today. An area of high pressure centered over us will keep conditions calm and dry. Winds should also be lighter from the decreasing surface pressure gradient over the region. For Wednesday, however, a weakening area of low pressure will move swiftly just to the south of New England, bringing rainy conditions once again. Its presence will be short-lived as the low pressure quickly ejects into the Atlantic and leaves behind clearing skies for early Thursday. Rain could move in once again on Friday as another disturbance rolls in from the West.