World and Nation

Both sides of March this weekend

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Situation for Noon Eastern Time, Friday, March 11, 2011

An old weather adage describes March entering as a lion and leaving like a lamb. Fortunately, March hasn’t been too terrible so far, bringing only mild temperatures and no snow. Although this mild pattern will persist, today will be a downright miserable March day with heavy rain and strong winds. The bad news will continue for skiers as warm air pushes very far north, leaving the lower elevations of ski resorts wet, rather than fluffy. However, don’t be completely discouraged; the other face of March will emerge later this weekend. Expect a better day on Saturday as the clouds slowly clear out. Sunday looks to be a pristine late winter day with mostly sunny skies and a high near 50°F.