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Weather today to be bright, but cold

A brisk but tranquil 24 hours are in store for the Bay State, the National Weather Service said.

The sun will shine today as blustery winds add a chill to the 33-degree high in Boston. Today’s winds, between 15 and 20 miles an hour with gusts topping 30 miles an hour, are nothing compared with last week’s hurricane-force winds, said meteorologist Charlie Foley.

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The same winds will hold overnight, with lows dropping to 17 degrees in Boston.

Winds should quiet down Tuesday, making the day’s high of 29 degrees feel warmer than today. Winds will shift to the north in the afternoon ahead of forecasted light snow showers early Wednesday morning, but like Sunday’s snow showers, this snow should not have any real impact.

Currently, Boston’s snow totals are on track to mirror last year’s scarcity of snow, with only 9.4 inches recorded this season, far below the normal 23 inches, Foley said.

Despite the bummer for snow lovers, Foley said the lack of snow is not a major cause for concern.

“On the short term, it’s the serendipity of local weather. It’s just Boston’s weather from year to year,” Foley said. “Three years ago, it was an above-normal snowfall.”

Lauren Dezenski can be reached at
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