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Weather: The Retrograde March

Weather

The Retrograde March

By Marek Zebrowski
staff meteorologist

A bitterly cold airmass will be displaced during Friday by some warm advection, developing in advance of a clipper-type storm approaching from the Great Lakes region. After this storm passes to the north of our area by late Saturday, a cold front will usher yet another chilly high pressure system. This cold weather will park itself over the Northeast for the next few days, moderating only gradually by early next week. In the meantime, the calendar may say it's March, but the thermometer will suggest "January".

Today: Sunny start with clouds slowly increasing from the west during the afternoon. Temperatures will gradually rise towards 37F (3C), but moderate westerly winds will make it feel quite brisk.

Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy, and not quite so cold. Low around 28F (2) with winds turning to southwest. Some light snow may develop overnight in the Berkshires.

Saturday: Cloudy with a chance of light snow changing to light rain during the afternoon. High near 40F (4C), with a quick flurry late at night as the temperatures drop again.

Sunday outlook: Fair and cold. Highs in the mid 30s (2C), and lows in the low 20s (4 to 6C).