Can We Get March 2012 Back?
Posted by Chris Lambert
Let's start with the good news. The weather remains dry through the weekend with some sunshine, most of it coming this morning and again Sunday.
Sooo... that's where my good news ends. The bad news? It'll still remain cool with a reinforcing shot of cold air pouring in tonight. To get that cold air to hold its ground, we need a strong NW wind on Sunday. That we'll have as well. With high temperatures running in the mid to upper 30s, the wind chill factor hovers in the upper 20s Sunday afternoon. Do you have your green layers ready?!
The colder than average pattern holds through next week. The problem is, a storm also comes marching in Monday night and Tuesday. Snow and mixed precip break out after midnight Monday night. With winds increasing out of the east to southeast, the city and coastal communities will see a quick change to rain. Between 128 and 495, that transition takes longer, with perhaps up to a couple inches of slop still on the ground for the morning commute. Outside 495, the battle to changeover to rain is even slower. Several inches of snow/sleet are possible north and west of 495, included the city of Worcester. The best chance to see 6+" is the higher terrain of northern Worcester County, into southern NH, west of Route 3. Clearly it's not the biggest storm we've had, but enough to make a messy Tuesday AM commute, and enough for some to use those shovels and plows again.
The storm wraps up late Tuesday afternoon, with just some leftover snow showers north and west of Boston Tuesday night.
Officially, Spring arrives Wednesday at 7:02AM. Unofficially, we'll still be in Winter mode with highs in the upper 30s. The 2nd and 3rd days of Spring don't look much better temperature wise.
Remember last March? The 6 day stretch of March 18th-23rd averaged 75.3 degrees for the high, with a peak of 83 degrees on the 22nd. Can we get last March back?