March, known for its highly variable weather, can bring summer-like warmth or a wintry chill. This March, the city is still in the throes of winter, with highs Sunday struggling to reach the upper 20s and blustery northeast winds gusting to 30 mph.
But two years ago on March 16, the city was basking in an unprecedented stretch of 80-degree-plus warmth when the mercury soared to a record high 82. A hint of spring will return Tuesday as gusty south winds boost temperatures to near 50.
After a showery cold front passage, colder air will return Wednesday, with precipitation possibly ending as snow. Gusty southwest winds will bring another brief warmup Friday, along with a threat of showers and thunderstorms before Saturday temperatures drop readings back into the 30s.
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By Meteorologist Steve Kahn