The small warm-up that has occurred in the Boston area at the beginning of this week has had many people thinking that the worst part of the winter is over, and that spring is just around the corner. With temperatures in the 50s°F (above 10°C) for most of the day on Monday, several parts of the Charles River have even begun to unfreeze.
Today is St. Patrick’s Day, and, perhaps as the luck of the Irish would have it, the weather will remain calm and mostly sunny. Temperatures here will reach around 45°F (7°C), making for a relatively fine day by New England standards. In fact, today’s weather in the Boston area will be somewhat similar to today’s weather in Dublin, Ireland, where temperatures will reach the low 50s°F (11°C) under partly sunny skies. While today’s weather won’t quite reach the spring-like conditions we experienced over the weekend, today’s warming will carry over into tomorrow, and spring’s arrival isn’t far away.