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A Weekend Switch Up

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Tonight (Thursday Night): Mostly clear and calm. Lows into the low to mid 30s. Tomorrow (Friday): Mostly sunny with highs into the mid to upper 50s. (Published Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016)

    Finicky clouds clung to Eastern Mass. through the morning before the breezes brought in the dry air to send them away. With more dry air - and more importantly, warmth in the upper atmosphere - in place tomorrow, our temperatures are set to take off once again.

    I'm expecting highs to top out around 60 in many spots from Southern Maine and New Hampshire straight down into the rest of Southern New England, but it's certainly possible that some towns or cities hit the mid-60s. We can do it...even with 9 hours and 45 min of daylight.

    Cooler air for Saturday, but just a touch. Still some 60s in play away from the coast. Speaking of, the clouds will be on the march into the afternoon, and we should go overcast in much of Eastern New England.

    All eyes will be on a developing blizzard in the Plains tomorrow. The cold is in place, and the snow will be flying on the backside of a deepening storm. We are on the warm side of that storm, which means rain will once again sweep in on Sunday morning. Whatever warmth remains after the rain ends by midday will be whisked away by a strengthening wind from the west. This will also tap into some the cold that is in the Plains and send our temps down into the 30s. It also will help to develop "upslope" snow in the Green Mountains and Berkshires. Some accumulation is possible Sunday night and early Monday!

    This pattern-changing storm will keep the cold locked in place all next week. We're watching a Thanksgiving storm very closely too. There will be a rain/snow line-type setup across New England for this one, so stay on top of the forecast if you have travel plans.