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Sunny and dry, but rather blustery day

Cold weather will return to the region today, bringing blustery conditions and chilly temperatures. The week should remain mostly dry, but rain, and perhaps some snow, is likely during the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

“Today’s winds will give an added bite to the day,” said Charlie Foley, weather service meteorologist. “The sunshine is coming, and clouds are breaking up rapidly this morning.”

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Today will be mostly sunny, with a daytime high near 46. A northwest wind will gust up to 33 miles per hour, making temperatures feel like they are in the 30s. Morning clouds should diminish by the afternoon, and skies should remain clear overnight. Temperatures will fall into the 20s overnight, and winds will continue.

Daytime temperatures will crest at around 40 on Wednesday, and skies will be sunny. A weak north wind will see gusts up to 15 miles per hour, according to the weather service. Conditions will remain clear overnight, and temperatures will fall into the 20s.

Thursday will see slightly warmer temperatures, with the daytime high around 47. The dry pattern will continue, with mostly sunny skies expected through the day. Clouds will develop overnight, and temperatures will cool into the mid-30s, according to the weather service.

Temperatures will reach around 50 during Friday. A mixture of sun and clouds will bring about a dry, pleasant day. Clouds will develop overnight, and showers are possible. Temperatures will fall into the upper 30s overnight, according to the weather service.

“Right now, it looks like a mostly wet situation this weekend, rather than white,” Foley said. “There could be some wet snow mixed in, but it wouldn’t be anything that would accumulate.”

Wet weather is likely for the weekend. Saturday will see rain, and perhaps even some snow, through the day. Showers will continue overnight Saturday into early Sunday, and the state could see up to an inch of precipitation, according to the weather service. Saturday will see daytime temperatures crest in the mid-40s, and Sunday will see slightly cooler temperatures, in the mid-30s.

“The big cold will get here in the beginning of next week,” Foley said. “We are looking at high temperatures for the beginning of the week in the mid-30s.”

Jasper Craven can be reached at jasper.craven@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @Jasper_Craven
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