EVENING: Mostly cloudy. A few flurries. Temps in the 30s.

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with occasional flurries. Low 26.

WEDNESDAY: Mix of sun and clouds. High 36.

We are in the battle zone between a ridge of high pressure containing cold and dry air and a stalled front to our south providing cloudy skies and light rain/snow showers. We were stuck in the clouds for most of today, but the high pressure wins the battle for Wednesday and we expect more sunshine Wednesday along with temperatures holding in the 30s.

You may be hearing about extremely cold air that is forecast to arrive this weekend. There is certainly a round of arctic air that will drop into New England on Friday and we will be on the southern flank of this airmass. Temperatures on Friday and Saturday remains in the 20s with lows in the teens Saturday morning. This will be our coldest air so far this year, and quite possibly the coldest air we experience for the remainder of winter as the unseasonably mild pattern quickly returns next week.

We go from a high temperature of 27 on Saturday to a forecast high of 47 by Sunday afternoon. Warm air takes a firm grip for next week with several days warming into the 50s.

-Meteorologist Eric Finkenbinder