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The Chill is Over

The Chill is Over

After a bitterly cold first week of March, the temperatures will finally moderate this weekend as the prevailing wind shifts from northwesterly to southwesterly. The frigid temperatures of the past few days — with low temperatures dipping down into the single digits for several mornings — has been the coldest March weather in Massachusetts in over half a decade. With a strong high pressure system pulling offshore today, the winds will shift direction in its wake and we will enjoy more seasonable temperatures.

There is not much else to report across the country today. A cold front is forming over the Lower Mississippi Valley, so thundershowers should stretch from Texas to Missouri. Another cold front will bring rain to the Pacific Northwest. For most of the United States, however, dry weather should prevail today and for the weekend.

Today: Sunny but still cold. High 35°F (2°C).

Tonight: Clear, much milder night. Low 28°F (-2°C).

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy and warmer. High 50°F (10°C).

Tomorrow night: Mostly cloudy. Low 40°F (4°C).

Sunday: Showers. High 52°F (11°C).

Monday: Sunny. High 45°F (8°C).