Still unsettled and cold…

March 1st, 2013 at 8:11 am by under Weather

Happy Meteorological Spring!!  March 1st is the beginning of Spring–for record-keeping purposes.  Of course, the calendar season doesn’t begin until the 20th… so still a ways to go :)

A trough will remain over the region as we head into the upcoming weekend.  What that means for us: continued cloudy and cold… with slight chances of light precipitation.  Today will feature lots of clouds again… and we may even see a little drizzle or a few flurries.  With morning temperatures at or below freezing, it could be just enough moisture to make some roadways slick.  Be especially cautious on bridges/overpasses.  By the afternoon, we’ll come up into the mid-30s… but that’s where we’ll stop.  On the backside of an area of low pressure, we have a northerly wind, and we’re drawing in colder air, as seen on the 8am temperature/surface map:

Saturday still looks mostly cloudy, but we do have a better chance at seeing some sunshine by Sunday.  It will continue to be cold however, as temperatures run 10-15 degrees below normal.  There are some signs of warming next week… a ridge will be building into the central part of the country… and will continue to head our way for the Thursday/Friday timeframe:

That would mean highs in the mid-upper 40s for us.  Hang in there!


One Response to “Still unsettled and cold…”

  1. Anonymouse says:

    National Weather Service is already close to throwing the towel for Sunday. With the cut-off low, I wouldn’t be surprised if we even wait for any improvements until next Thursday when a gradual warmup occurs (if not Monday).

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