Good Thursday, everyone. We have had a very ugly opening few weeks to the month of March. Temps have been much colder than normal and snow has been flying on more than half of the days with several accumulations. Guess what? This nasty pattern is going to continue for the rest of the month.
We have another brush with old man winter coming late this afternoon into the evening as a weak system dives in from the northwest. Temps ahead of this may surge into the 40s before falling back into the 30s as precipitation develops. This will be in the form of light rain and light snow initially. A switch to light snow is likely during the evening hours and a small accumulation is possible in a narrow ribbon.
The weather for Friday looks MUCH better with gusty southwesterly winds boosting temps well into the 50s and low 60s across the state. Skies will be partly sunny and this looks like the best day of the week and for the next week.
Saturday and Sunday revert back to that ugly look as a couple of waves of low pressure work across the region…
Temps will start Saturday in the 50s and then slowly fall as colder air works in from the northwest. That should make for a not so lucky Saint Patrick’s Day with showers and chilly temps in the 40s.
The next storm system to impact the region shows up Monday night as a storm works into the Great Lakes. That will drag a cold front across the state. Showers and some thunder will be possible along the boundary…
Springtime continues to show ZERO signs of showing up over the next few weeks. Of course, we can get a mild day or two, but the pattern does not look anything like we normally would be seeing right now.
Enjoy the day and take care.