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Cool, calm weekend ahead

After tying the record high of 65 °F (18 °C) on Tuesday, Boston has rapidly returned to regular winter programming. A strengthening low pressure system will bring widespread rain to New England today and early tomorrow before pushing a cold front through tomorrow afternoon. The weekend will once again feel like winter, with highs in the lower 30s °F, lows around 20 °F (-7 °C), and breezy winds. Long-term, Boston will remain in an active weather pattern with cool, dry weather punctuated periodically by low-pressure systems and precipitation events. Whether these events bring any wintry weather remains the big question. This winter remains historically devoid of snow, with only 2.3 inches (5.8 cm) recorded at Logan airport to date compared to a normal of 25.5 inches (64.8 cm). The immediate future lends no help on the snow front, but much of the cold season remains ahead. There remains time for snow lovers’ dreams to come true, but for now snow haters can rejoice a while longer.

Extended forecast: 
Today: Showers possible. High around 41 °F (5 °C). Winds NE at 5–10 mph.
Tonight: Showers possible. Low around 39 °F (4 °C). Winds NE at 5–10 mph.
Tomorrow: Showers then clearing. Breezy. High around 57 °F (14 °C). Low around 23 °F (-5 °C). W winds at 10–20 mph.
Saturday: Sunny. High around 32 °F (0 °C). Low around 18 °F (-8 °C).
Sunday: Sunny. High around 36 °F (2 °C).