Warm spell ends today, cold front moves in tonight

Today will be the last in a string of mild days, as a cold front enters the region overnight. Beginning Wednesday, daytime temperatures will chill into the low 50s and sporadic rain showers are likely, according to the National Weather Service.

“Today is the last of the warmer days,” said Alan Dunham, weather service meteorologist. “After today, we won’t get out of the lower 50s as the high until at least Monday.”

A hazardous weather outlook has been issued beginning tonight and lasting through Monday for freezing temperatures, which could strike throughout central and eastern Massachusetts

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Today will see a mixture of clouds, but rain is unlikely through the day. Temperatures will climb to around 70, though a southwest wind could bring gusts up to 22 miles per hour and moderate temperatures a few degrees, according to the weather service. Rain will likely develop overnight, but should be contained north of the Massachusetts Turnpike.

By daybreak Wednesday, the cold front will have entered the region and temperatures in the 30s are expected. Temperatures will climb into the low 50s through the day, and skies will become mostly cloudy. Light rain is possible after 10 a.m., according to the weather service. Temperatures will fall into the upper 30s overnight and rain is still likely, so Red Sox fans at Game 1 of the World Series should throw on an extra layer, or two.

“We will see temperatures in the low 30s overnight Wednesday in western Franklin County in higher elevations,” Dunham said. “We could see a snowflake here or there, but I don’t see anything staying on the ground.”

Thursday will see mostly sunny conditions, but temperatures will remain unseasonably low, around 52. A strong west wind could see gusts near 20 miles per hour, according to the weather service. Temperatures will drop into the upper 30s overnight, so the same advice applies for anyone who snagged tickets for Game 2.

The sun will continue Friday through the weekend, except for the chance of showers Saturday night into Sunday morning. Daytime temperatures through the weekend shouldn’t climb above 52 degrees or so, and nighttime temperatures will be even more frigid, in the 30s.

“The normal high for this time of year is 59, and the normal low is 45,” Dunham said. “We will be below those for the rest of the week.”

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