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Weather - What spring?


What Spring?

As T.S. Eliot wrote, "April is the cruelest month, breeding/ Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing/ Memory and desire..." Indeed, the memory of winter refusing to leave, and will mix with our desire for spring weather during the next several days, as we wait in vain for the warm weather to finally make its appearance.

Instead, cold air will remain over the Northeast and unsettled weather will take up residence overhead. A quick-moving clipper will brush by early today to the south of us, bringing clouds and only scattered, light precipitation. In its wake the winds will drift to the northeast, and raw, moist airmass will then predominate for most of the weekend. With cold air in place flurries cannot be ruled out inland, whilst bone-chilling drizzle is expected near the coast. Things are not likely to improve soon: By late Sunday a potentially significant storm may be gathering strength off Carolina Capes. Should this system continue to intensify, unseasonably cold temperatures will support a late-season snows along the East Coast by Monday into Tuesday.

Today: Mostly cloudy with some light sprinkles (flurries inland?) from Boston south and west. Quite chilly with high temperatures in low to mid 40s (5-7C), moderate northerly winds gradually veering to northeast.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy and raw, with patchy fog and drizzle developing near the coast. Chance of flurries inland. Northeasterly winds continuing. Lows near 34F (1C)

Saturday: Cloudy and raw with onshore winds. Highs only in low 40s (5-6C)

Sunday outlook: Continued cloudy and chilly, with precipitation redeveloping: rain along the coast, mixed inland. Highs near 40F (5C), lows in low 30s (0-1C) near the coast, in the upper 20s (-3 to -1C) elsewhere.