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Windy, Stormy Stretch Continues; Snow Possible on Friday

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    Weather Forecast: Howling Winds Overnight

    Tonight: Clearing and very windy. Low 30s by morning.
    Thursday: Sunny and windy. Low 40s.
    Friday: Snow and rain develop in the AM. Scat’d PM showers. Mid 40s.

    (Published Wednesday, April 4, 2018)

    Spring often brings volatile weather to New England, and this year is no different.

    Wednesday alone brings a wide variety of weather. The first issue is locally dense fog, which will only slowly dissipate over the course of the day as a southwest wind gradually sends in milder air. That wind will gust 40 to 50 mph plus at times, especially for areas south and east of Boston.

    Temperatures will climb from the 30s and 40s during the morning into the 50s and even 60s late in the day thanks to that wind.

    We’ll be stuck with lots of clouds all day, but it won’t be a total washout. Hit and miss showers will be moving through at times until a more organized band of downpours comes in during the afternoon and evening. A few more rumbles of thunder are even possible at that time.

    In far northern Maine, steady snow will be accumulating during the day.

    A cold front slices through New England on Wednesday night. That will allow cooler air to rush back in, and it will flip our wind to the west-northwest. Gusts after that switch will reach 40 to 60 mph across New England, and may result in some scattered power outages.

    We’re firmly in the cool air on Thursday for the home opener at Fenway Park. Temperatures during the day will only be in the 40s, but it will feel colder with a brisk northwest wind still blowing.

    A weak disturbance arrives again on Friday, but even though its weak it arrives in this cooler air. That means during the morning hours we’re likely to see both rain and snow showers. Some accumulation is even possible, particularly north and west of Boston.

    We remain cooler than average, with highs mainly in the 40s, right into the weekend. Believe it or not, another storm will be forming to our south at that point. It may graze us, depending on the final track which will become more clear over the next few days.

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