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Boston weather: More below normal temperatures this week

The weather map for Southern New England at 1 p.m. EST on March 4, 2014. Mostly sunny skies are expected.
The weather map for Southern New England at 1 p.m. EST on March 4, 2014. Mostly sunny skies are expected.

Forecast discussion: Well, eastern Massachusetts was expecting yet another snowstorm to add a few inches of snow to our high snowfall totals Monday morning. However, the moisture stayed well offshore, keeping snow showers to the Cape and Islands until noon. With the storm now well offshore, Boston most now brace for more cold temperatures for much of this week.

High temperature forecast for March 4, 2014

We will begin to feel the deep freeze this evening. Thanks to a strong high pressure system, along with Arctic air from Canada, overnight temperatures will fall into the single digits, with any wind making it feel like it was up to 5 below zero. The high will bring dry weather for Tuesday, and increasing clouds Tuesday night will increase the overnight low temperatures 10 degrees.

On Wednesday, a weak upper level disturbance will pass through New England. It will bring the chance for some snow showers coming down from New Hampshire and Vermont and over the region by Wednesday afternoon. The moisture will remain over the area until early Thursday morning. However, little accumulation is expected.

As we head into the weekend, warmer air from the south will begin to filter into the area. Temperatures will actually try to make it to 40 degrees on Friday, which is slightly below normal for early March. Also, the computer models are taking a low pressure system that develops in the Southeastern Gulf of Mexico out to sea. So, the weather will remain dry entering the weekend. By Saturday, a weak cold front may bring some scattered snow showers by Saturday morning, but will end quickly by the mid-afternoon. Another quick disturbance may bring snow showers for several hours on Sunday. Also, we will be turning our clocks ahead on Sunday at 2 a.m. We will begin the second day of Eastern Daylight Time with dry weather for Monday.

72 hour forecast:

Tonight: Clear skies and bitterly cold with a low of 8. Wind chills will make it feel like 0 to 5 below zero.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny with a high of 26. Winds will shift to the west-southwest at 4-7 mph by the early afternoon.
Tuesday night: Partly to mostly cloudy and a low of 21. Winds will shift to the north-northwest at 3-6 mph.
Wednesday: Partly sunny with possible snow showers starting in the late afternoon. We will see a high of 32.
Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers and a low of 22.
Thursday: Scattered snow showers end by mid-morning with partly sunny skies by the afternoon. We will see a high of 34.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 25.

Extended Forecast:
Friday: Mostly sunny to start, with increasing clouds by the late afternoon. Highs 37-40, lows 26-29.
Saturday: Partly sunny with possible snow showers during the morning, but ending by the mid-afternoon. Highs 40-43, lows 25-28.
Sunday: Cloudy with morning snow showers, ending by the evening. Highs 35-38, lows 21-24.
Monday: Mostly sunny. Highs 38-41, lows 27-30.

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