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Boston Weather: 59.0°F | Partly Cloudy

Weather: Not Quite Spring Yet

Bill Ramstrom
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- The weather over the next few days will feature plenty of clouds and occasional rain and snow showers as a stubborn low pressure system sits, stationary, off the coast of Nova Scotia. Winds today will be fairly strong from the northwest. Saturday will be warmer, as temperatures approach 50°F (10°C). More rain or snow showers are possible on Saturday night, and Sunday will continue to be seasonably mostly cloudy.

Contrary to the impression left by last week’s warm weather, March in Boston features an average average snowfall of 8", so don’t be fooled into thinking winter is over just yet. In March, 1993, 38.9" of snow fell in Boston, while the heaviest 24 hour snowfall was 25.4" on April Fool’s Day, 1997. Instead of a change to fully spring like weather, more likely is a pattern of warm weather for a few days, then a switch to cooler for several more days.

Long range forecasts are showing at least a brief return to cooler weather by the end of next week.

Today: Mostly cloudy, windy with a chance of snow flurries. High 40°F (4°C)

Tonight: Cloudy with a few flurries. Low near 30°F (-1°C).

Saturday: Some sun. Warmer with a high near 50°F (10°C).

Saturday Night: Rain or snow showers towards morning. Low 35°F (2°C).

Sunday: Some sun, but chance of a rain shower. High 48°F (9°C).

Monday: Sunny and warmer. High 53°F (12°C).