New round of snow could push Boston to season record

Graham Jamison, right, and Austin Anschultz walk through blowing snow on Beacon Hill in Boston, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. A blizzard warning was in effect for coastal communities from Rhode Island to Maine, promising heavy snow and powerful winds to heap more misery on a region that has already seen more than 6 feet of snow in some areas. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

BOSTON (AP) — 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 season record.

With 102 inches, Boston needs 5.7 more to break the 1995-1996 record of 107.6.

Snowfall of 4 to 6 inches is 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.

Temperatures are expected to be in the upper 20s and lower 30s, moving out of the deep freeze that hit the Northeast last month.

Elsewhere, heavy snow is expected in the Rockies, and heavy rain in the Southwest. Snow was falling from the Ohio Valley into the Northeast, with freezing rain in the Mid-Atlantic.

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