Forecast: Tranquil, Dry And Chilly Monday After Weekend With Wide Temperature Swings

Water pipes should be fine in most areas, although if you live north of I-10 and have had problems when temperatures have reached those readings mentioned above in the past then you should protect your pipes.

After the wide swings in temperature and types of precipitation over the weekend, a few days of calm weather is a welcome change. Today looks like the coldest day of the next seven or perhaps longer. We lost much of the snow cover yesterday, and a white Christmas in greater Boston just isn't in the cards.

Moving toward the Christmas weekend.the weather looks very seasonable and mostly dry.

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You can follow my weather updates on Twitter at @growingwisdom. Lows will dip into the upper teens and low 20s with highs in the mid to upper 30s and a few low 40s.

Tuesday: Lots of sunshine. Temperatures will warm into the 40s by the noon-time hour, so expect any snow to transition to rain by the time the morning hours end.

We stay in the lower 30s for the rest of the afternoon/evening.

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Thursday: Rain develops - but it may begin as mixed precipitation.

According to the National Weather Service, today will see a high of 29 degrees with mostly sunny skies and light and variable winds - a vast improvement over Sunday's shivery high of 17.

Tuesday will bring another sunny day with a high of 42 and winds from the south-southwest at 10-15 miles per hour. The normal, or average, high for December 20 is 38 degrees.

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It added that transit service was unaffected, and that customer privacy and transaction information were not compromised . The hacker displayed a Yandex email, which is a Russian internet company that provides email and social networking tools.

Thursday's forecast is for generally sunny skies and a high of 40 degrees, with winds from the northwest at 10-15 miles per hour.

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