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Sunny, Breezy Start to New Year

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    Breezy, Increasing Clouds

    Breezy with increasing clouds. Scattered afternoon snow showers north. Highs near 40 south, near 30 north. (Published Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016)

    Everything’s good in moderation... including temperatures. This holiday weekend a weather system will bounce out the cold and bring back the 40s.

    As we wake to cold and sun, this swift-moving storm is spreading its clouds into New England throughout the day. Its attendant warm front will start a gradual rise in temperatures that culminates in a semi-comfortable New Year’s Eve.

    Ironically, as we ring in the new year, temperatures will hold in the mid and upper 30s thanks to a southwest wind. But this wind will also have a cooling effect, so it’s a double edged sword in that sense.

    Even though temperatures will be around 37 or 38 at the turn of midnight, dress like it’s 30 - thanks to the stiff breeze. This helping hand from the wind will ensure that the Sunday forecast is a winner. Highs soar to the upper 40s south and the 30s north.

    We’re heading back down on Monday thanks to a bold, cold high pressure system, but the cool down is temporary: a warmer storm is coming Tuesday, and after a bit of Monday night mix, we’ll go to rain again. So many weather systems are coming our way, you’ll need a scorecard. Eventually, the cold will settle in toward the end of next week and settle the score.