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Boston Weather: 68.0°F | Overcast

Weather: In Like a Lion...

By Nikki PrivÉ
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- March got off to a rough start this week, with heavy rain and high winds this weekend, followed by bitterly cold temperatures yesterday. Midweek will see a return to more seasonable weather, but with the rapid changes characteristic of this fickle month. As the arctic high which presided over Boston yesterday moves out to sea today, the winds will shift to the south, bringing milder temperatures with highs tomorrow making it into the upper 40s F. However, rain showers throughout the day on Wednesday will usher in another cold front by tomorrow evening. This front will leave in its wake cooler temperatures and windy conditions that will persist through the end of the week.

The extended range forecast for the second week of March calls for continued colder-than-average temperatures, with higher-than-normal precipitation. Will March go out like a lamb, or will winter hold on into April? The long-term forecast for the entire month of March is uncertain for the Boston area, so we’ll just have to wait and see.

Extended forecast

Today: Warmer, partly sunny. Highs around 35°F (2°C).

Tonight: Cloudy, chance of rain, temperatures in lower 30s F (-1°C).

Wednesday: Windy with showers, highs in the mid to upper 40s F (8°C). Overnight clearing with lows near 25°F (-4°C).

Thursday: Increasing cloudiness, continued winds, highs in the lower 30s F (0°C).

Friday: Gradually clearing skies, windy, highs in the mid 30s F (1°C).