The recent cool stretch of weather in Boston will depart for Easter weekend.
A milder Saturday is shaping up for Boston despite the passage of a cold front early in the morning. Showers accompanying the front will remain north of Boston.
With the air no longer blowing in from the cold ocean in the front's wake, temperatures will be able to rebound into the lower 60s.
A mixture of sunshine and clouds will compliment the mild air and make Saturday perfect for outdoor Easter festivities.
Temperatures will take a tumble some on Easter Sunday as the wind direction flips around and the air will once again flow in from the cold ocean. Temperatures should still climb into the lower 50s, which is only a few degrees below normal.
Dry weather will hold through Sunday underneath a partly sunny sky, allowing Easter egg hunts and other festivities to go on as scheduled.
Residents and visitors will need their jackets for Easter sunrise services as temperatures dip into the 30s. Subfreezing temperatures will have some suburbs really shivering.
The roller coaster ride for temperatures will continue for Patriots' Day on Monday with a high of near 60 F expected. The day will also feature rain-free and partly sunny conditions.
A storm will bring snow and ice that will lead to slippery travel along a 1,500-mile swath from northern Arkansas and Georgia to Maine early next week.
The coldest air of the winter will plunge southward across much of the eastern United States and will feature single-digit and sub-zero temperatures in the Northeast during Valentine's Day weekend.
A blast of arctic air will be accompanied by flurries and even a localized wall of snow in some communities in the Northeast and parts of the Midwest at the start of the Valentine's Day weekend.
Heavy rain will raise the risk of flooding across more than a dozen states in the Southeast on Presidents Day to the East Coast on Tuesday.
The dry, summerlike heat sweeping Southern California will continue through the weekend into early next week.
Umbrellas will be needed on Valentine's Day as scattered showers overspread Germany.
Great Atlantic Coast Blizzard (1899)
(12th-14th) Boston. . . Storm total of 16 in. Winds gusted to 65 mph at Blue Hill Observatory on the 12th and maintained an average of 50 mph through- out the entire day. 24-36 in. reported of snow just north in vicinity of Beverly. THE BOSTON HERALD declared: "Rarely, if ever, has Boston been so completely snowbound (until Feb. 1978...) as it has been by this blizzard." At the end of the storm depth measured 23 in. in Boston... the greatest depth in 98 years of records from 1871-1969.
Ifrane, Morocco (1935)
-11 degrees - coldest ever in Africa.
Lake Placid, NY (1980)
Finally some snow. Just in time for the opening ceremonies at the Olympic town.