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Effy, Brace Yourself

After a spot of Arctic air that was drier than a Churchill martini and colder than Dick Cheney's heart, there have been several beautiful days with temperatures in the 60s — we even opened the windows during dinner in my apartment. Given this time of year in New England, it should come as no surprise, though, that things are about to change. The first day of spring is only about a week away, but we will experience some weather whiplash as we're yanked back into winter.

As I write this, there are a few scattered showers that do little to hint that the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch. As Friday arrives, we will see a large influx of cold air associated with a front. As Friday turns to Saturday, we will be dealing with a storm similar to what we saw about a month ago. We should receive a sizeable amount of precipitation, mixed in some areas, with perhaps some problems along the coast with heavy precip. and high winds.

Extended Forecast

Today: Cool, a few inches of snow, increasing later. Moderate winds gusting to about 30 mph (48 kph; 13 m/s). High 35°F (2°C).

Tonight: More snow, somewhat heavier. Low 30°F (-1°C).

Tomorrow: Snow changing to rain early, higher winds. High 42°F (5°C).

Tomorrow night: Cloudy. Low 23°F (-5°C).

Sunday: The sun makes an appearance. High 39°F (4°C).

Sunday night: Some clouds. Low 25°F (-4°C).