World and Nation

Spring has arrived

After an unseasonably cold month of March, normal springtime weather has finally found its way to New England. Temperatures in Boston have broken the 50-degree barrier in each of the last three days, and that city has not seen a temperature below the freezing point since March 27. This warming trend will continue for most of the upcoming week, with temperatures meeting or exceeding their climatological normals on each day. (For this time of year, normal high temperatures are in the mid 50s, while normal lows are in the high 30s).

A passing low pressure system will bring rain showers this morning, and the ensuing cold front will leave considerably breezy conditions in its wake this afternoon. Winds will die down a bit tomorrow as high pressure begins to settle in over the Eastern seaboard. That high pressure system will usher in sunshine for the remainder of the week, until a weak cold front passes through the region on Friday, bringing with it the possibility of showers. While sunshine could warm inland areas to 60°F on Thursday, the cool ocean will keep temperatures in check near the coast, a recurring pattern in springtime Boston.