Spring-Like Weather for Patriots Parade Before Rain Moves In

Much like Monday, high-temperature records for Tuesday were set in 1991. They stand at 60 to 65 degrees in much of southern New England. That’s pretty close to where we are going to be Tuesday.

We have a lot of clouds around to start our morning and some patchy dense fog that is burning off. In some cases, the fog came with temperatures near freezing with a little black ice going away quickly.

A weak front is crossing northern New England with a few rain showers Tuesday morning. Most of the rain dries up before crossing southern New England. That means we have increasing sunshine and temperatures close to 60 degrees for the New England Patriots parade in Boston.

The front moves offshore Tuesday night, with the colder high-pressure system moving in from Canada, bringing back seasonable weather Wednesday. Partly to mostly sunny skies, highs Wednesday in the low 30s north to near 40 degrees south.

That same front stall south of New England with a wave of low pressure coming at us Wednesday night. We will be cold enough for snow and sleet in a lot of spots as the precipitation arrives after sunset. The exception is along the south coast, where it should be just rain.

During the late night, precipitation becomes heavier and we may have an impact on many of the roads in New England north of the Massachusetts Turnpike, Thursday morning will have a few inches of snow and/or coating of ice possible. The wintry mix should dry up for a while in the afternoon leaving fog and drizzle. High temperatures Thursday in the 40s south and 30s north.

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A stronger low-pressure system is expected to pass up the St. Lawrence River Valley on Friday. That track brings warmer air back into New England with a chance of rain, and high temperatures in the 40s.

Another cold front moves offshore Friday night with the return of seasonable weather this weekend. It looks like a good amount of sunshine with a high temperature in the 20s to lower 30s.

In the big picture -- Canada is full of cold, and there are a series of storms coming in on the Pacific coast. That kind of pattern favors the possibility of more wintry storms next week. Stay tuned to our first alert 10-day forecast for more details.

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