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Frigid start to week to be followed by warm, wet, windy Wednesday

Frigid temperatures early and late this week will bookend a period of unseasonable warmth and rain, according to the National Weather Service.

“It will be a few degrees warmer on Tuesday than today and even warmer on Wednesday,” said William Babcock, weather service meteorologist. “But the sun will turn to rain by mid-week.”

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Today will be sunny, with a high near 32. Morning temperatures at Logan International Airport dipped to 18 degrees, but no cold records were broken. A southwest wind will gust up to 23 miles per hour, making temperatures feel even colder. Winds should diminish by the afternoon, and clouds will increase. Temperatures will drop into the 20s overnight, according to the weather service.

Tuesday will be mostly cloudy, with rain likely after 3 p.m. Temperatures will warm up into the mid-40s during the day, but a southwest wind will make conditions feel slightly cooler. Rain, and perhaps a bit of snow, will continue overnight, as temperatures drop into the low 40s.

“Any snow, if at all, will be real brief and in the western part of the state,” meteorologist William Simpson said. “We could see more than a couple inches of rain, and there will be very heavy winds. It’s going to be very wet.”

The rain will continue through Wednesday, with temperatures reaching near 60. A southeast wind will bring gusts around 33 miles per hour. Showers will continue overnight as temperatures drop into the low 30s.

Thanksgiving will, thankfully, be mostly sunny, though cold temperatures will return. Temperatures will peak in the mid-30s during the day. Temperatures will drop into the low 20s overnight, and skies should remain clear.

The sun will continue Friday through the weekend. Daytime temperatures will remain in the low 30s through at least Sunday, and precipitation is unlikely, according to the weather service.

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