Farewell winter… and good riddance.  We may still be experiencing winter-like weather, but we’re officially into the spring season.  I know it’s hard to really celebrate the vernal equinox (say what?) but we should!  Spring is springing, you just have to look hard to find signs that better weather is on the horizon.  I even saw a few tulips trying to make their way out of the frozen ground on the Greenway.  We’re on our way… sort of.

It’s hard to celebrate the arrival of spring because it’s plagued with snow.  I know… I hear you.  There shouldn’t be snow during the first moments of spring.  However, this could have been much worse for us, as it was for areas to our southwest: New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey, all of Long Island… We were lucky with this one, only getting the northern fringes of snow from this system.  Again, it won’t amount to much for the Bay State. 

We’re look for a coating to an inch in Boston, south to Plymouth.  In fact, for The Hub, the snow will taper and end around 9 or 10pm tonight.  Snow showers will continue to linger in SE Mass, the Cape and Islands through morning.  It’s a wet snow though, so it won’t pile up quickly.  I’ve seen people on Twitter tonight describe the weather as “spitting” and “sneezing” snow.  Sounds like Winter has a cold.  Let’s go with “snizzle,” which is a term I can’t take credit for because I believe Mr. Jeremy Reiner came up with it.  Snizzle: a drizzly snow, or a snowy drizzle, if you will.  Why did Snoop Dogg carry an umbrella for the first day of spring?  Fo’ snizzle!  (Cheesy jokes from a girl whose namesake is a cheese).

We should see some sunshine tomorrow, and the temps will top out around 40.  Hallelujah!  Finally some temps above freezing (though still below normal).  I think it’s possible that some rain/snow showers could linger for Buzzard’s Bay, the Cape and Islands through the morning tomorrow.  There may even be some pop up showers as we move into Saturday evening with the passing of another arctic front.  Shut the front door.  Yup, another cold blast enters the picture for Sunday/Monday, when temps will once again struggle to get above freezing.  At least we’re done with the snow (for now) once we’re done with this round (I hope).

Happy spring!  Hot cocoa anyone?  – Bri

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