Gusts Continuing Thursday, Next Round of Showers Approaching

Much more tranquil weather is in store for Thursday.

Wednesday's crazy variety pack of weather was due to two different storms, a major ocean storm from the south, and a powerful front from southeastern Canada. Those two storms are now merging into another superstorm over eastern Canada, sending in some chilly, but dry air to New England Thursday.

Wind Thursday morning is still gusting 20 to 30 mph, but should not increase too much during the day. With more sun than clouds, high temperatures will rise to the 40s in northern New England, to low 50s south. Wind is from the west 15 to 20 mph on average.

Cold high-pressure crests here Thursday night. Clear sky with low temperatures will be in the 20s to low 30s.

Friday, the wind starts coming off the ocean, from the east 10 to 20 mph, with clouds filling the sky. A warm front moving in from the southwest will generate rain showers, mixed with snow in the higher elevations, in western New England during the afternoon.

High temperatures for Friday will be in the 40s to low 50s.

Low pressure tracks over New England Thursday night with rain likely, snow in the mountains of northern New England may end rain. Low temperature in the 30s.

Low pressure should push off the coast of New England early Saturday. After a gray start, we should be partly to mostly sunny by noon. Temperatures will be rebounding well into the 50s to near 60 degrees, with not too much in the way of wind.

High pressure from the central United States should be able to squeeze in a nice weekend, with another seasonable day Sunday. High in the 50s to near 60 degrees then.

The next front arrives from the west Sunday night with clouds increasing, and rain, or mountain snow developing at night or early Monday. Then we may have a couple of days of rather gray weather, and occasional rain, which may be mixed with, or change to snow in the mountains.

It appears that there may be a break in the precipitation for opening day at Fenway Park, it’s going to be close. Stay tuned to our First Alert 10-Day Forecast.

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