Boston sets new all-time seasonal snowfall record

Big news! As of Sunday night, members of the MIT community can proudly proclaim that they lived through Boston’s snowiest winter on record. Sunday’s snowfall brought the seasonal total to 108.6 inches, beating the previous record of 107.6 set in the winter of 1995-1996. Congratulations!

Today, clear and cold conditions prevail as a high pressure moves into the region. Expect gusty winds and a high of around 32°F (0°C). On Friday, a low pressure system develops off the coast of the southeastern U.S., bringing a chance of precipitation to the region Friday night through Saturday. There is still considerable uncertainty with this storm; depending on which track it eventually takes, Boston could see either just a glancing blow with light or no rain/snow, several inches of wet snow, or (more unlikely) a mostly rain event. Whatever the outcome, the storm moves out by Saturday evening, with a cold front following close behind; expect unseasonably cold conditions to return by the end of the weekend and into early next week.