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A Sunny St. Patrick’s Day

A Sunny St. Patrick’s Day

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, and, perhaps as the luck of the Irish would have it, the weather will remain calm and mostly sunny. Temperatures here will reach around 45°F (7°C), making for a relatively fine day by New England standards. In fact, today’s weather in the Boston area will be somewhat similar to today’s weather in Dublin, Ireland, where temperatures will reach the low 50s°F (11°C) under partly sunny skies. While today’s weather won’t quite reach the spring-like conditions we experienced over the weekend, today’s warming will carry over into tomorrow, and spring’s arrival isn’t far away.

High pressure will remain over New England through the middle part of this week, creating warm, sunny conditions through Wednesday, when highs will climb to around 56°F (13°C). This warming trend will be fleeting, however, as a cold front will pass through the area on Thursday, bringing with it a few rain showers and temperatures falling back into the 40s°F (7°C) by Friday. However, 7:44 a.m. on Friday will mark the vernal equinox, and the official beginning of spring.

Extended Forecast

Tonight: Mostly clear; low 34°F (1°C)

Tomorrow: Partly sunny; high 56°F (13°C)

Thursday: A chance of rain showers; highs in the low 50s°F (11°C)

Friday: Mostly sunny; highs in the mid 40s°F (7°C)