Our raw, damp, chilly March rolls on. The month roared in like a lion and we only hope it goes out like a lamb. It does look warmer by the end of the 10-day forecast period, but our weather will likely stay active.
Last year, March was colder than February in Boston. February was 4.9° above average with an average temperature of 36.6°. March 2017 was 4.2° below average with an average temperature of 34.1°.
Considering March is the meteorological start to Spring, that is certainly a rare occurrence. With that being said, this year proving to be just as ‘odd’.
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Currently the average temperature this March is 35.8°, which is 1.3° below normal.
February recorded an average temperature of 38.1°, which was 6.4° above normal.
As I mentioned, March will end mild, wet and windy. Showers will return midweek and the showers will transition into a steady rain by Friday and Saturday. Some of the rain Friday night could be heavy. Winds will gust as high as 40 mph.
Let’s rewind and chat about the forecast over the next 24 hours. Rain and snow showers will continue throughout the region.
Once we get past sunset, it’s possible that we could see minor accumulations of snow especially along the New Hampshire seacoast and into the eastern half of the Commonwealth. Temperatures will remain below average. Temperatures Sunday morning will start off in the upper 20s and climb only into the mid 30s during the afternoon.
Monday and Tuesday will be fairly quiet. We’re expecting near normal temperatures and sunshine. Highs will climb into the low and mid 40s with low temperatures falling back into the 20s at night.