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Winter Chill to End the Weekend in New England

New Englanders will face another cold and snowy day on Sunday before settled weather returns early this week.

A low pressure system that brought snow, sleet and freezing rain to parts of the region on Saturday and Saturday night will continue to spread clouds and some snow over the region on Sunday.

The steadiest snow is expected to fall over central Maine with snow showers reaching all the way into upstate New York.

The lingering clouds and snow will help limit high temperatures to the 20s and 30s across much of the region, the equivalent of 5 to 15 degrees below normal.

The system responsible for the cold and snow will depart the region by Monday, allowing for sunshine and milder weather to make a brief return to the region to start the new week.

People across the region may want to take advantage of this window of settled weather before yet another system begins to move in on Tuesday.

Tuesday's system will signal a change in the weather pattern that will last for several weeks, ushering colder air back into the region.

"Additional episodes of unseasonably cold conditions will occur into April," said Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.

"While the cold air will be nothing close to the severe cold that occurred in February, it will cause problems for outdoor activities that normally kick into full swing."

Temperatures across New England this year are already running well below normal.

Cities such as Boston, Burlington, Vermont, and Augusta, Maine, are all running around 7 degrees below normal so far in 2015.

The upcoming pattern will contribute to these numbers, possibly making the year to date temperature departures even lower.

There is a sliver lining for people eagerly awaiting more springlike temperatures.

The average temperature rises by a degree every 3 or 4 days due to the longer days and higher sun angle.

This is one of the main factors contributing to the slow climb out of winter.