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Forecast: The Warmest Day We've Seen In Months

If the past two days didn’t get your spring fever going, today certainly will. If there wasn’t snow on the ground early spring flowers would be blooming, but alas they are still covered with a lot of snow.

After the overnight rain, sunshine returns with a gusty afternoon breeze. Highs Wednesday will reach between 53 and 58 degrees, the warmest day since the 59 degrees Boston reached on Christmas. This will feel great and allow us to lose another 2 to 3 inches of the snow pack.

Colder weather returns for the second half of the week, but not bitter cold. Highs will be seasonable, which is in the upper 30s to lower 40s along with abundant sunshine.

We are now gaining light faster than at any other time of the year as we approach the vernal equinox in less than two weeks.

The weekend brings unsettled conditions with mainly rain, but snow is possible at the beginning and end of two weather systems. Currently, any snow doesn’t appear to be a big issue, but next week colder and stormy weather is going to be possible, so don’t put away the snow gear yet.

An area of rain is now off the coast as high pressure builds into the region. A cold front will usher in colder and drier air for the end of the week with freezing conditions returning each night after highs near 40.

A series of low pressure systems will keep the pattern active into St. Patrick’s Day with the chance of rain and even snow.


Today: Mostly sunny, with highs 53-58, breezy in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mainly clear, with a low around 30.

Thursday: Sunny, with highs between 38-43.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.

Saturday: Periods of rain and snow. High near 40.

Sunday: Cloudy with some spotty rain or mixed precipitation. Highs near 40.

You can follow David’s weather updates on Twitter at @growingwisdom.

David Epstein Twitter Meteorologist
David Epstein is WBUR's meteorologist.

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