The Tech - Online EditionMIT's oldest and largest
newspaper & the first
newspaper published
on the web
Boston Weather: 29.0°F | Fair

Weather: Spring Where?

By Bill Ramstrom
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- After a couple of beautiful days, we unfortunately will be returning to more normal springtime weather, so hopefully you have enjoyed a nice walk or bike ride by the Charles River. Climatological data for early April shows highs in the low 50s and lows in the mid 30s. In fact, for today, we will likely remain a bit below normal, with cloudy skies and a cool breeze off the ocean. Despite the cool weather, the later sunset on Sunday at 7:15pm, due to Daylight Savings Time, will help make it feel more Spring-like.

A broad storm system in the lower Midwest will move up over the Great Lakes and into Canada over the weekend. This will bring a warm front across New England late on Saturday and allow more comfortable temperatures, though also a chance of showers. Thus we can expect clouds through the weekend, with cooler temperatures, near 50°F, on Saturday, and somewhat warmer for Sunday.

Today: Overcast and cool, with a damp sea breeze. High 48°F (9°C).

Tonight: Continued cloudy. Low 36°F (3°C).

Saturday: A few peeks of sun in the morning, chance of showers by late afternoon. Remaining cool. High 50°F (10°C).

Saturday Night: Chance of showers. Temperatures fall only into the mid 40s (7-8°C).

Sunday: Morning showers. Some clearing by late in the day. High 55°F (13°C).

Outlook for Monday: Sunny and cool with a northerly wind.