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Next week mostly dry with above average temperatures

Next week mostly dry with above average temperatures

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A little rain and snow may streak the south coast on Monday but midweek remains dry with highs around 40.

Above-average temperatures will continue across Massachusetts next week, with a brief spell of light snowfall and rain on the south coast Monday morning.

Apart from the rain on Monday, it will be mostly dry until the middle of next week, with a chance of snow and showers returning on Friday into next weekend.

“Even the cold days next week are not that cold. A storm heading south on Monday could throw light rain or snow on the Cape but most of us will stay dry.” tweeted WCVB meteorologist Mike Wankum.

The cold days in the next week are not that cold either. A storm heading south on Monday could throw light rain or snow towards the Cape, but most of us are staying dry. #wcvb pic.twitter.com/SBAHdRhlBq

— Mike Wankum (@MetMikeWCVB) January 7, 2023

“Dry and calm weather expected through the weekend. The next light rain/snow image is due Monday,” the Boston office of the National Weather Service tweeted.

For next week’s daily forecast, the NWS Boston bureau is forecasting a high of 41 on Monday, with partly sunny skies for most of the state. Tuesday brings more sun with a high of 41. Wednesday cools off a bit to a high near 38 with partial sunshine. Thursday will be mostly sunny with a high near 38. There is a 40 percent chance of rain and snow arriving on Friday with a high near 40.

Looking ahead to next weekend, AccuWeather forecasts occasional rain and drizzle with highs in the mid 40’s.

Remembering the 1998 New England ice storm

The NWS Boston office shared Saturday a look back at a historic ice storm that crippled much of New England 25 years ago.

“[On this day] in Weather History: January 7, 1998. One of the most destructive ice storms on record hit New England and southeastern Canada,” according to the Weather Service tweeted.

According to NWS, the weather event was one of the most destructive ice storms on record, with historic impacts stretching from northern New York to northern New England and southeastern Canada.

The prolonged ice storm brought more than three inches of ice accumulation that caused an estimated $3 billion in damage. Millions of people were without power for weeks and millions of acres of trees were damaged.

Local meteorologists also pondered the ice storm.

“This year marks the 25th anniversary of the great ice storm. Millions of people without electricity, sometimes power outages lasting weeks. Incredible destruction. ice buildup in inches” tweeted GBH meteorologist Dave Epstein.

“Ugh… Lived in Yarmouth, Maine at the time. brutal event” said 7 News’ Jeremy Reiner.

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