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Clouds Won't Hinder Near-Record High Temps Thursday

The record high for Boston on December 16 is 64 degrees from 1971

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A warm front passed through the region overnight Wednesday and will push through northern Maine early this afternoon providing the area with near record-warmth.

In terms of records, Boston’s record high temperatures for today is 64 degrees from 1971. We’ll come close to that and possibly tie it or break it, especially if the sun peaks out long enough. Much of the day will be under the clouds with a few spot sprinkles and showers around, a gusty southwest wind will also develop this afternoon. Highs temps reach the upper 50s to low 60s south, 40s and 50s north.

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A cold front slides through late tonight with a few sprinkles, but we won’t be seeing much in the way of cold air behind it as Friday will feature temperatures in the 40s and 50s south, 40s north with a few clouds and a gusty northwest wind.

Cold air will drain into the region Friday night and this will set the stage as another system arrives Saturday with more precipitation. Even though it will track south of New England, with the lack of cold air in place, we will have to watch the rain/snow line very carefully during the day and into Saturday night.

Currently, it looks like it’ll be mostly wet along the coast with some snow at the onset and perhaps later Saturday night into Sunday morning as precipitation winds down. Interior locations such as northern Worcester County into New Hampshire will see the best chance for frozen precipitation, and north of that will likely be all snow with several inches likely across those areas.

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