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Moscow Expects First Frost Next Week

Snow covering Moscow's Gogolevsky Boulevard, which hosts one of the best-known monuments to literary figure Nikolai Gogol.

Moscow could experience the first frost of the coming winter by the start of next week, forecasters said Thursday.

While the capital will see temperatures of 22 degrees Celsius on Friday, a cold front is expected to hit the Moscow region on Saturday when temperatures will drop to about 19 C, the Interfax news agency reported, citing the regional weather bureau.

Sunday will see temperatures sink even further — to about 15-17 C, and then to about 14 C by Monday and between minus 1 C and 4 C Monday night, possibly leading to Tuesday morning seeing the first frost of this winter, forecasters said.

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