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Record High Temperatures Repeat Wednesday

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    Forecast: Continuation of Record Warmth

    Record warmth continues! Fair, highs either side of 70 degrees. Southwest wind gusts to 35 mph.

    Overnight Wednesday: Turning cooler, few showers. Lows in the 40s, 30s north.

    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018)

    Record high temperatures in the 60s to 70 degrees yesterday will be repeated today.

    High pressure near Bermuda is sending record warm air into most of New England for about twelve more hours. Even the summit of Mount Washington set a record high temperature in the lower 40s, as most of southern New England was in the 60s to 70s yesterday. A few exceptions to the records found near the Canadian border and in much of Maine, and along the coastal regions of New England with colder readings in the 40s and 50s.

    The warm front progresses even further north in Maine today, so our high temperatures in the 60s extend all the way into Maine.

    Once again though, low clouds and fog may be slow to burn off, otherwise we are partly sunny with a breeze from the southwest 15-20 mph.

    This is very similar to what happened a year ago this week when some all-time February readings were broken on the 24th. This year it happens on the 20th and the 21st.

    Meanwhile in the middle of the nation, places like eastern Kansas, there was freezing rain and thunder early Tuesday, with temperatures across Oklahoma falling from the 70s into the 30s in a matter of minutes during the morning.

    That same front is coming into New England tonight, though a little less dramatic. A few showers early tonight give way to colder and drier weather, but there may be enough moisture left for some black ice to start our Thursday.

    In addition low-pressure developing on the front will bring a period of rain or snow to parts of southern and central New England tomorrow. There's a chance of a few inches of snow in the hills of Connecticut and Massachusetts.

    Over northern New England tomorrow it looks fair and dry with a high temperature in the 30s throughout the region.

    High pressure briefly in control early Friday with more sun than clouds and temperature more seasonable in the 30s north to low 40s south.

    But there's a lot more action aimed our way with low pressure developing to our west and crossing over Friday night with a wintry mix, likely changing to rain in most spots before ending early Saturday.

    Saturday is briefly warmer, back to near 50 degrees before another cold front Saturday night, and then perhaps more wintry mix coming in on Sunday.

    It may be cold enough that in parts of New Hampshire and Maine we have freezing rain on Sunday otherwise we may have some snow in the mountains of the far north, and rain near the coast late Sunday and to early Monday. This kind of colder and active pattern likely continues into next week.

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