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Today's Weather: Less Wind And Still Mild For Early March

The wind felt Wednesday has diminished, but things will still be breezy today.

Nevertheless, the day is looking wonderful with temperatures nearing 50 and plenty of sunshine. The mild weather as of late likely has continued to throw off our sense of what is average for March. Typically, we would experience readings in the lower or maybe middle 40s.

Even the overnight temperatures have been much warmer than we would typically experience. Lots of places have not gone below freezing for a couple of days, and certainly the ground is defrosted.

Temperatures will be near 50 for several hours Thursday afternoon. (Courtesy WeatherBell)
Temperatures will be near 50 for several hours Thursday afternoon. (Courtesy WeatherBell)

There's been talk of a storm system for Friday into early Saturday that may last quite a bit, and indeed that storm will develop. For those of you that wanted one more snowstorm, it still could happen, but it's not going to be this one.

The center of low pressure will remain too far offshore for anything more than a few rain and snow showers. These would occur later Friday and the first part of Friday night.

There's the outside chance that if we get a little bit of snow tomorrow evening it could create a coating, especially along the coastline. This isn't, by any means, a sure bet, but it's definitely a reminder that it's still early March.

Sunday temperatures will start to rebound, and by Monday we're looking at another one of those incredibly anomalous days for the time of year. Readings will be back into the 60s, nudging near 70.

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Thursday: Sunny and pleasant for March. Less wind. Highs around 50.

Thursday night:  Partly clear and chilly. Lows in the  lower 30s.

Friday: Chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the 40s. Maybe some snow showers overnight.

Saturday: Becoming partly sunny. Highs 35-40.

Sunday: Partial sunshine. Highs 45-50.

Monday: Sunshine, breezy and warm with some clouds. Highs 64-69.

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

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