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Only a Month Until Spring!

Only a Month Until Spring!

By now, the semester has hit you like a bus; we’re three weeks into term and the problem sets are stacking up. You’re probably starting to get stressed with the first round of tests and chilly weather isn’t helping. “When’s winter going to end?” a Texan friend asked as it was snowing this Wednesday night. But never fear, spring’s almost here! The daily highs are increasing, slowly but certainly. The normal high for today is 40˚F (4˚C), and the low 25˚F (-4˚C). By next week, climatology for Boston shows highs increasing to 41˚F (5˚C) by next Friday, but by the following Friday (March 6th) we could be seeing temperatures reaching from 43˚F (6˚C) to 29˚F (-2˚C). And a month from now, we’ll be seeing an average high of 48˚F (9˚C), and the average low will finally be above freezing.

Unfortunately, for today and the weekend though, the weather is still fairly in season for February with highs in the upper 30s/lower 40s and lows in the mid-upper 20s. A low pressure system is parked to the north of us and will bring colder air into the region. With this cold air comes greater mixing in the boundary layer and stronger winds, gusting potentially up to 35mph. There is a slight chance for snow today, although don’t expect much. It’ll be partly cloudy to sunny tomorrow, and still quite windy. The likelihood of precipitation builds further into the weekend, with a chance of precipitation Saturday night. More likely, we will see rain/snow totaling up to a quarter or half of an inch on Sunday.

Extended Forecast

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a low near 24˚F (-4˚C).

Saturday: Partly cloudy to sunny, still breezy. High near 39˚F (4˚C).

Saturday night: Mostly cloudy with a low near 28˚F(-2˚C).

Sunday: Rain and snow likely. High in the lower 40s.