World and Nation

Unusual warm spell to continue

With sports stores already advertising their “end-of-season” sales and cyclists comfortably riding outdoors, it seems that Cambridge completely skipped over the snowy winter season that normally clogs up its roads and sidewalks. Next time you complain about how “freezing” it feels outside, reconsider, since many days have been 10 to 15 degrees above average thus far this year. For the upcoming week, expect warm air to bring with it increased moisture and a chance of rain.

In contrast to the northeastern situation, several southern states received copious amounts of rain last weekend; this precipitation should help ease some drought-stricken regions that are predicted to receive below-average seasonal precipitation again this spring due to La Nina conditions.