Another chilly day, but relief is ahead Thursday with highs in the mid-50s

Just make it through today.

Though a chilly, brisk day lies ahead, above-normal highs and mostly clear skies will reign beginning Thursday, the National Weather Service said.

This morning’s lows echoed Tuesday’s, with Orange reaching 27 degrees, Bedford at 28, and Boston Logan International Airport staying just below freezing at 31 degrees.

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Today will essentially be a carbon copy of Tuesday, meteorologist Charlie Foley said, with mostly sunny skies, highs in the low 40s, and brisk winds. The National Weather Service issued another special weather statement warning of fire conditions thanks to wind gusts up to 35 miles an hour and low humidity this afternoon,

Expect another cold night, too, with clear skies dropping lows into the high 20s in Boston, and mid-20s in outer suburbs, Foley said.

The cold pattern will break Thursday, with forecasted highs in the mid-50s, above the normal high of 50 degrees in Boston, clear skies, and light winds. Overnight lows will only dip to the upper 30s, Foley said.

Friday, a 40 percent chance of rain in the afternoon could mar an otherwise pleasant day with highs in the low 50s and more clouds than sun.

Get ready for a spring-like weekend, too, with clear skies and highs in the low 50s Saturday and some clouds with highs in the mid-50s Sunday.

Whether spring will truly stick around is still up in the air, Foley said. Massachusetts has been known to receive a trace of snow into mid-May, so “we’re not out of the woods yet,” he said.

“However,” Foley said, “looking at weather patterns, there’s nothing on the horizon in the near future that could cause any concern for snowfall.”

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