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The Rumble of Spring

The Rumble of Spring

You’ve probably noticed the change in the weather recently as we’ve been on one crazy roller coaster ride, going from stinging ice pellets to downright balmy weather in less than two weeks. Spring seems to have missed its layover in Boston, but these wild swings from day to day are very characteristic of the temperamental nature of the season. Gradients between cold and warm air masses can become very sharp. For instance, on Tuesday there was a blinding snowstorm in the foothills of Colorado where some places received almost two feet of snow and tornadic thunderstorms were spinning on the high plains less than 100 miles to the east.

The same storm system will bring periods of rain to the campus today as a warm front passes through the region. On Saturday, the trailing cold front will swing through the region setting off some showers and even an isolated thunderstorm during the afternoon. It will remain cloudy on Sunday, but any rain should be limited to the early morning hours. Despite the clouds and precipitation, temperatures will be abnormally close to normal the next few days.

Extended Forecast

Tonight: Cloudy with showers. Low 50°F (10°C).

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 65°F (18°C).

Tomorrow night: Cloudy with a few showers. Low 49°F (9°C).

Sunday: Cloudy with a few early morning showers, then gradually clearing late. High 57°F (14°C).

Sunday night: Partly cloudy. Low 46°F (8°C).