Metro

Spring starts warm, but cold is on the horizon

Temperatures will reach into the high 40s and low 50s in Greater Boston Monday, the first day of spring.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

Temperatures will reach into the high 40s and low 50s in Greater Boston Monday, the first day of spring.

It’s going to be a nice spring - at least for the first day of the new season.

The National Weather Service said temperatures will reach into the high 40s and low 50s in Greater Boston Monday, the first day of spring. That’s a few degrees warmer than usual, forecasters wrote.

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Winds will be gusty, especially on Cape Cod and the Islands, in the morning but will fade away later, forecasters wrote. And those winds will make it feel cooler for coastal residents, forecasters wrote.

“Mild and dry weather for the first day of Spring...Overall, a nice day by late March standards,’’ forecasters wrote. “Enjoy!”

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Overnight temperatures Monday will be in the 30s, allowing for another sunny, warm day on Tuesday, forecasters wrote. Temperatures are expected to reach into the 50s on Tuesday.

However, the warm times won’t last long. By Wednesday, an Arctic air mass is expected to arrive, pushing day time temperatures down into the 30s and near record cold is possible, forecasters wrote.

“Gusty northwest winds coupled with the frigid airmass [Wednesday and Wednesday night] and possibly into Thursday morning will yield bitterly cold wind chills,’’ forecasters wrote. “Very harsh conditions for anyone outdoors for an extended period of time.’’

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The work week ends with a warming trend with temperatures recovering into the 40s and possibly the 50s. But forecasters are watching a possible storm arriving in the region this weekend.

John R. Ellement can be reached at ellement@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.
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