Forecasters: Rest of March to go out like, yes, a lamb

BOSTON, MA. 03/ 25 /13: ALL RIGGED UP....a mural on the doorway of a ship has a pedestrian bundled up from the cold by Commonwealth Pier in Boston's Seaport District. ( David L Ryan/Globe Staff Photo ) SECTION: METRO TOPIC stand alone photo
A bundled-up pedestrian walked by a mural Monday on Commonwealth Pier in Boston's Seaport District.
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The rest of March is expected to go out like a lamb. But April may come in like a lion — forecasters are eyeing a final wintry storm next week.

Monday’s bust of a storm left a trace of snow on much of the state, including 1/100th of an inch at the National Weather Service office in Taunton and 2/100ths of an inch in the foothills of the Berkshires, National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Simpson said.

This morning, a slight chance of showers and flurries will linger briefly in the southeastern part of the state before skies clear this afternoon.

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The rest of the week will bring mostly clear skies and temperatures in the mid- to upper 40s — likely just a degree or two lower than Boston’s normal high of 48 degrees, Simpson said.

But just because March is ending doesn’t mean the storms are.

“There’s one more possible shot of wintry weather on Monday,” Simpson said.

Mother Nature may have a cruel sense of humor if early predictions are correct for a storm arriving on Monday. It happens to be April Fools’ Day.