A taste of winter

After an extended period of spring-like conditions, winter is returning to the Cambridge area. Today between three and eight inches of snow is expected to fall as a low pressure system moves northward along the eastern seaboard. As Massachusetts will be on the northwestern flank of the system as it moves by, there will be snow — with the possibility of large quantities depending on the path of the system. The National Weather Service has announced a winter storm warning for today. After the storm passes, temperatures should be cool, especially overnight, and the skies should be relatively clear.

At the beginning of next week, more snow is possibly headed our way, with a low pressure system developing over the midwest. It is unclear at this time if the precipitation it brings will fall as rain or snow, or if it will bring precipitation to campus at all. We can be sure that the balmy weather of early February is done for the near future, at least.