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Country covered in snow

The first week of the semester in Cambridge has been a characteristic week for late winter in the city. Old snow left on the sidewalks slowly melts in the winter sun, but cold nights freeze all that snowmelt into black ice. Be careful when you’re out walking at night — it gets slippery! Later this afternoon, a storm will slowly roll into Cambridge, bringing more snow. Although the snow is expected to be light, the storm will stick around into Saturday, so we may see several inches of accumulation over the next two days. Another chilly February weekend!

The storm that is about to come through Boston left its mark on much of the rest of the country over the past few days. Many states that rarely see snow or sub-freezing temperatures were hammered with unseasonable cold and several inches of snow. Nearly 75% of the country was covered in snow on Tuesday afternoon! The storm hit Texas particularly hard, with temperatures so low that power outages swept through the state. Another “unprecedented” storm for these unprecedented times. Keep warm out there, everyone!

Extended forecast:
Thursday: Snow likely starting late afternoon. High around 31°F (-1°C). Northeast wind around 5–10 mph. 
Thursday night: Snow likely. Low around 27°F (-3°C). East wind around 8–14 mph. 
Friday: Snow. High around 33°F (1°C) and low around 22°F (-6°C). Northeast wind around 12–16 mph. 
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with slight chance of snow showers. High around 33°F (1°C) and low around 16°F (-9°C). Northwest wind around 10–13 mph. 
Sunday: Sunny. High around 32°F (0°C) and low around 18°F (-8°C).