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Boston Weather: 81.0°F | Mostly Cloudy

Weather: March Madness

By Nikki PrivÉ

Let the old snow be covered with the new: The trampled snow, so soiled, and stained, and sodden. Let it be hidden wholly from our view By pure white flakes, all trackless and untrodden. When Winter dies, low at the sweet Spring's feet Let him be mantled in a clean, white sheet. -- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

After a taste of Spring yesterday, winter returns with a vengeance tonight and Wednesday. A low pressure system will bring rain showers to Boston this morning and usher in a cold front during the afternoon. Temperatures will fall steadily throughout the day, turning the rain to snow during the evening. As the low moves out to sea, it will intensify and pull down cold air from the north, keeping conditions well below freezing with strong winds. Temperatures will moderate somewhat by the end of the week, and a coastal storm early this weekend will bring the next chance of snow.

Extended Forecast:

Today: Rain showers in the morning turning to snow during the afternoon as temperatures fall from the mid 40s°F (7°C) to below freezing in the evening.

Tonight: Continued chance of snow, possibly heavy at times, low near 15°F (-9°C). Significant accumulations are not expected. Windy, with bitterly cold wind chills.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy and breezy, much colder with highs in the upper 20s°F (-2°C).

Wednesday night: Clouds increasing with a few snow showers possible late, low near 25°F (-3°C).

Thursday: Mostly cloudy and a little warmer, high near 35°F (1°C).