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Wow, it’s actually nice out!

It’s not so often that I get to say this, but the weather is looking very nice this week! Of course, this is all a matter of opinion, but after a dark and cold winter, a weekend with mild temperatures and a nonzero amount of sun sounds fantastic. Even the classically strong Boston winds seem to be dying down for the next few days, making the prospect of a bike ride or long walk seem even more pleasant. Birds are chattering and deciduous trees are starting to bloom with gorgeous spring flowers. Try to close your computer and put away your psets for a few hours this weekend to enjoy the (likely fleeting) beautiful spring weather. 

The big question remains: is spring here for good? Can we put away our thick winter coats? Well, the high variability of New England spring makes me worried to go on the record and claim that only warm temperatures are ahead. It’s not unheard of to see snowflakes through mid April, and the phrase “April showers” is certainly an apt descriptor for Boston. However, as the days grow longer and sunlight gets stronger, the last tendrils of winter are losing their grasp, and any lingering snowfalls will likely be short-lived. You’re likely to need sunscreen more than heavy snowboots for the coming season. 

Extended forecast:
Thursday: Partly sunny. High around 54°F (12°C). North wind around 6–10 mph. 
Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Low around 44°F (7°C). East wind around 5–7 mph. 
Friday: Mostly sunny. High around 60°F (16°C) and low around 45°F (7°C). East wind around 5–8 mph. 
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High around 66°F (19°C) and low around 47°F (8°C). Southwest wind around 3–7 mph. 
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with chance showers in the afternoon. High around 60°F (16°C).