World and Nation

Breezy weather this week; more rain will come soon

The weather at the beginning of this week has been quite a contrast to the weather last week. Last Monday (Patriot’s Day), a record high temperature of 87°F was set in Boston. Temperatures also reached in to the 80°F’s last Tuesday — but this week is quite a different story.

While the rainy conditions of the last few days occurred with seasonal temperatures around 60°F here at MIT, parts of central and western NY and PA actually received up to 6 inches of snow! That low pressure system, which brought the Boston area over 2 inches of rain over the last two days, is finally leaving our region, with breezy conditions moving in behind it for the next couple of days. A couple of upper level disturbances will rotate through, giving us a chance for some more rain showers tomorrow and Thursday afternoons.