World and Nation

Sunshine returns!

A strong nor’easter brought heavy rains and strong winds to the Boston area for the past three days.

A new record for March 14 daily maximum rainfall was set in Boston on Sunday, with a total of 3.40” of rain recorded at Logan Airport. This is just short of the record for highest daily rainfall in March, which is 3.49”.

As of 8 a.m. yesterday, a storm total of 6.23” of rain was recorded in Cambridge, and continual rain throughout the day yesterday added to that total. The high winds associated with this system (sustained winds in the 30–40 mph range, with gusts to 50 mph were observed) caused some downed trees and flooding, along with some power outages.

After the system finally drifts out to sea early this morning, we will see a return to more pleasant weather.A high pressure system will move in by Friday, bringing warmer and drier weather. For the next couple of days, there will be sunny skies and above normal temperatures in the mid to upper 50°Fs.