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Boston Weather: 69.0°F | Partly Cloudy


Marching in Place

By Jonathan R. Moskaitis

In New England, March is typically a tumultuous month of large temperature swings and powerful, precipitation-bearing cyclones. However, this March has not lived up to such a reputation. There has been only 0.5 inches (1.3 cm) of precipitation so far (average for the month is nearly 4 inches/10 cm), and just two significant temperature changes. The benign weather will continue for at least the next five days, as we remain in a pattern of cool, dry conditions. A strong storm passing offshore may bring a few showers to our region on Saturday night, but it is very unlikely we will see appreciable rain accumulation.

Extended Forecast

Today: Mostly cloudy, with a light breeze. High: 42�F (6�C)

Tonight: Calm, cool. Low: 32�F (0�C)

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. High: 40�F (4�C)

Saturday night: A few rain showers possible. Low: 33�F (1�C)

Sunday: Mostly cloudy (again). High: 44�F (7�C)

Monday: Sunny, breezy. High: 46�F (8�C)