World and Nation

The Day After Tomorrow

The Day After Tomorrow

This St. Patrick’s Day brought a brief respite from the rain and wind, but another storm looms just beyond the horizon. A high pressure system keeps our afternoon relatively warm, but precipitation will roll in late tonight. What begins as light snow will gradually taper into a wintry mix of sleet and rain for most of Wednesday, continuing intermittently until Thursday morning.

Elsewhere in the country, tonight’s storm is gaining strength in the South before crawling up the eastern seaboard towards New England. As the systems sweeps north, it will diverge into two distinct masses, which will both hit the Boston area with a slight pause in between. The Pacific Northwest continues to receive moderate amounts of precipitation, but for the near future, the center of the country remains generally clear.

Be prepared for a damp commute to class on Wednesday morning. If you’re looking to stay dry, pack an umbrella, and when you get to the veritable river that always forms by the chapel, don’t even try to ford it, because your oxen will die. Also, there really needs to be a stop sign before the blind dogleg around Burton-Conner, because drivers take that corner way too fast, and lots of people come very close to getting run over. That’s it for the weather — the rest is up to you.

Extended Forecast

Tonight: Breezy, with some snow late. Low 31°F (-1°C).

Tomorrow: Rain, rain, short interlude, more rain. High 38°F (3°C).

Tomorrow night: Tapering rain. Low 33°F (1°C).

Thursday: Rain early, then cloudy and warmer. High 50°F (10°C).

Next Week: Happy Spring Break! I have the weather again on the first of April: See y’all then!