Wintry Mix in March
Today (Thursday morning): Chance of rain (60%). High around 49°F (9°C). South winds 8–10 mph.
Tonight (Thursday night): Partly cloudy. Low around 31°F (-1°C). Northwest winds 13–16 mph.
Friday: Cloudy with a chance of rain (30%). High around 40°F (4°C) and low around 32°F (17°C). Northwest winds 10 mph.
Saturday: Cloudy with a chance of snow showers (80%). High around 38°F (3°C) and low around 27°F (-3°C). North winds 20–25 mph.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy (30%). High around 36°F (2°C) and low around 27°F (-3°C). North winds 9 mph.
The wintry combination of snow and rain is expected to continue this week, even though March 1st marked the climatological beginning of spring. Winds of up to 20 mph are expected Friday evening and Saturday. The MIT campus is not the only place blanketed in ice; a winter storm swept the west coast, leading to flooding, freezing temperatures, and snow—enough to see Olaf in Hollywood.
Climatic conditions around the world have also taken a turn for the worse. The UK is facing a shortage of fresh vegetables due to adverse weather conditions in North Africa and Europe. The remnant of tropical cyclone Freddy is still bringing torrential rain in Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Lastly, aftershocks from the Kahramanmaras earthquake are still rampaging through Turkey and Syria.