Boston Is on Pace for Another Record-Setting Warm Day

Peace out, winter.

Get ready for another warm day, Boston.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures in the Greater Boston area may hit record highs for a second day in a row on Thursday. Is it officially time to pack away our shovels and road salt for the year?

Following temperatures in the low 60s this morning, forecasters are expecting temps to rise to the low 70s when rain arrives in the afternoon, which means there’s a good chance the city can edge out its prior record of 71 degrees, which was set way back in 1878.

While temperatures will definitely be nice and toasty, rainy and damp weather replaces the bright and sunny day that Bostonians got to experience yesterday, so maybe don’t get your picnic lunch ready just yet.

Boston set the record for the warmest March 9 in the city’s history on Wednesday, hitting a high of 77 degrees, which broke the previous record of 72 degrees set in 2000.

Hopefully the string of warm days means that we can officially say peace out to winter. Though to be fair, this was a pretty light winter, all things considered. Right now, it stands to be the second warmest in Boston on record. Sorry, skiers.