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Near Record-Low Temperatures to Start, Light Winds All Day

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    Sunday: Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the 30s and 40s.

    Sunday Night: Partly to mostly cloudy. Lows in the 20s and 30s.

    Monday: Mostly cloudy. Spot rain or snow shower. Highs in the 40s.

    (Published Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017)

    There is only one way for the temperature to go, and that is up.

    After the coldest Veterans Day since about 1956, we woke to a heavy freeze and frost again Sunday morning.

    Not too many records have been reported, but on Cape Cod where the temperature dipped into the teens, Charlie Orloff in Mashpee cooled to 18 degrees, and that's pretty much a record for the day.

    Now as the less cold air comes in, a warm front to our south is generating a lot of clouds Sunday. So although it's not as cold as it was Saturday, we have less in the way of sunshine.

    High temperatures will be in the 30s north to low 40s south, with light variable winds mostly from the north and northeast 5 to 10 mph.

    Not only is there a warm front to the south, there's another cold front going across Ontario and Quebec.

    That keeps the clouds going and slightly colder air in far northern New England late Sunday night and Monday.

    The biggest feature of the next few days is a storm set to develop south of Nantucket and ramp up, mostly staying out in the ocean.

    But it may be close enough to generate rain and/or snow showers, especially in central and southern New England Monday afternoon and at night.

    Our Monday forecast has mostly cloudy skies with some light rain or snow scattered around. Nothing significant is expected, with a high temperature near 40 degrees.

    An upper level low pressure system is overhead Tuesday. With the storm at sea, this will result in mostly cloudy skies and a high temperature again in the lower 40s.

    The sky should be a little bit brighter on Wednesday, with a high temperature well into the 40s.

    A more significant front approaches on Thursday. Wind will increase from the south pushing the temperature up to near 50 degrees, with a chance of showers, perhaps mixed with snow in the mountains.

    Colder air returns on Friday with a high temperature in the 40s under a mix of clouds and sunshine.

    Another front arrives next weekend. It looks warm enough for rain in most of New England, although it could be snow in the mountains on Saturday. High temperatures will be in the 40s on Saturday, dropping back to the 30s next Sunday.

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