Posted by Chris Lambert
Halfway through the month of March and this is the time to turn the corner and head into Spring right? Not so fast... Mother Nature has some catching up to do. Also, we're still waiting on whether the Groundhog has anything to say for himself.
This morning is cold, no way of getting around that. Temperatures this morning run near 20 degrees, but with the wind, it'll feel more like the single digits. At least we'll have the sunshine this morning to help warm us up to 40 by this afternoon. Near 40 is a common theme through the weekend and through next week.
It'll be dry through the weekend, including St. Paddy's Day, which features more sun than clouds and a bit of a breeze. Highs Sunday near.... you guessed it, 40.
The next storm to track is slated for Monday night and Tuesday. With enough cold air in place, it'll start as snow for most, quickly going to rain along the immediate coast, and slowly transitioning to mixed precip and then to rain inland. While it's too early to throw out snow totals, the best chance for at least several inches of snow would best north and west of 495, especially across the higher terrain. Bottom line, expect a messy commute Tuesday morning, no matter if you get snow, or a cold rain creating big puddles.
Spring arrives at 7:02 Wednesday morning, spring weather however, does not. Highs are stuck in the upper 30s with a cold northwest wind.