World and Nation

Mild weekend, then return to unseasonable cold

Temperatures were able to reach 52°F (11°C) yesterday in the wake of a warm front passing over New England early Thursday morning. Unfortunately, the same low-pressure system that heralded this warm front also swept a cold front through our region Thursday afternoon as the system moved from southern Quebec into the Canadian Maritimes. Conditions behind this front were slightly cooler, with breezy winds gusting in the 30s mph.

These cooler temperatures and gusty winds will continue on Friday, with a high of around 45°F (7°C) and winds gusting up to 30 mph. Looking into the weekend, a clipper system will approach from the west and affect our region Saturday morning, bringing with it a chance of rain or snow showers. On Sunday, an Arctic cold front passes through the region, with an unseasonably cold air mass settling in behind it. Expect temperatures early next week to be about 10-15°F colder than normal — so much for our hopes for a warm spring break this year!