After cold and snow that set February records, southern New England is entering March with another round that could push Boston over its 20-year-old snowfall record.
With 102 inches, Boston needs 5.7 more to break the 1995-1996 record of 107.6.
Snowfall of 4 to 6 inches was expected by early Monday across the area, with up to 8 inches in southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Less is expected in northern Massachusetts and New York state, and on Cape Cod.
“We have come this far, we might as well break the record,” said William Babcock, National Weather Service meteorologist in the Taunton, Massachusetts office. “We have a couple of storms to push us over the record. Once that is done we won’t complain if we don’t get any more snow.”
Since it’s early March, “we still have plenty of time,” he said.
Crews worked to clean up a mudslide that shut down a stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway northwest of Los Angeles early Sunday. The area received between a quarter-inch to half an inch of rain overnight, the weather service said. The threat of showers will linger until Monday morning when the cold low-pressure system moves out.
Winter weather over the last few days in North Texas prompted organizers of the Cowtown Marathon in Fort Worth to cancel the race. The marathon, along with a 50K ultra marathon — both of which had been set for Sunday —were canceled. The half marathon, however, was held Sunday morning.
Heidi Swartz, Cowtown executive director, said the safety of runners, volunteers and spectators was the top priority.