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Today’s storm giving way to a clear, mild weekend

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Situation for Noon Eastern Time, Friday, March 8, 2013

A broad storm system offshore will continue moving further into the Atlantic. The storm’s large size, however, will sustain precipitation and strong northerly winds over southeast New England into late afternoon. The light snowfall should end by evening and make the afternoon rush hour less treacherous than that of early morning. The skies will clear overnight as dry air moves in ahead of a high pressure area.

This high will remain over our region through early Monday, providing sunny skies and above normal temperatures for March. Since winds will remain fairly weak over the weekend, the cold Canadian air mass will not intrude into New England too much. We can expect maximum temperatures to reach the upper 40s (8–9°C) by Sunday and even lower 50s (10–12°C) by Monday. The surge in temperatures will occur ahead of another storm system, expected to arrive late Monday. By that time, the precipitation will be mostly rain, even across northern portions of New England.