Weather: Last Blast of Winter?
By Bill Ramstrom
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- After a beautiful day yesterday with a high of 71°F in Boston, today we are facing the possibility of accumulating snow. While Boston and coastal areas will likely have small accumulations of perhaps an inch or so (especially on grassy areas), interior and northern sections of New England could receive more than half a foot of snow. This will provide a nice coating of fresh natural snow for skiers heading north this weekend.
Fortunately, things should clear out by early afternoon, making way for a sunny but cold weekend. A rapidly strengthening storm system is moving up along the East Coast, pulling sharply colder air southward from Canada and most likely delaying a number of Spring Break trips. The cold spell will be short-lived, however, with warmer temperatures returning by Sunday, though not as pleasant as Thursday’s.
Today: Flurries afternoon, then breaking clouds. High 34°F (1°C).
Tonight: Clearing and cold. Windy. Low 22°F (-5°C).
Saturday: Mostly sunny, cold. High 36°F (2°C).
Sunday: Cool, less wind. High 46°F (8°C).
Spring Break Forecasts (Sunday)
Cancun, Mexico Sunny High 86°F (30°C), Low 68°F (20°C)
Nassau, Bahamas Some sun High 80°F (26°C), Low 65°F (18°C)
Panama City, FL Rain High 68°F (20°C), Low 50°F (10°C)
Vail, CO Sunny High 55°F (12°C), Low 25°F (-4°C)