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Boston Weather: 44.0°F | Overcast

Weather: Cold. Again.

By Samantha Hess

Although the weekend was a washout, temperatures were above freezing most of the time, allowing people and snow piles alike a welcome chance to thaw out. However, our brief fling with spring is now over as, once again, we are looking at the prospect of many days of sub-freezing temperatures and slick sidewalks.

A statistically normal winter would have resulted in 32.3 inches of snowfall in Boston to this point. This is not a normal winter; we have been slammed with 60.5 inches, nearly double the normal value. This season-to-date total may increase again soon as a storm will affect us on Thursday and Friday. Snow is expected, and although it is too early to predict accumulation amounts, the National Weather Service is saying it will be “pretty good sized.”

Most of the country is also dealing with winter weather. Southern California is getting drenched, while the nearby higher elevations are seeing snow. Around Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas, dangerous freezing drizzle is expected, and sleet may fall in many Southern states. The Midwest is simply freezing. The best bet for warm sunshine is southern Florida. Orbitz has pretty good deals for this weekend...

Extended Forecast

Today: Chilly but mostly clear. High 27°F (-3°C).

Tonight: Clear and extremely cold. Low 4°F (-16°C).

Wednesday: Mostly sunny and continued cold. High 26°F (-3°C), low 12°F (-11°C).

Thursday: Cloudy. Snow possible late, though not as cold at night. High 29°F (-2°C), low 21°F (-6°C).