The mid-Atlantic had never seen a March morning as cold as this one. The Great Lakes ice and U.S. snow cover set records and more,
Once the storm off the Carolina coast pulls away from the coast tonight, the weather pattern will be rather quiet in much of the country into early next week, and it will also be rather mild in much of the nation. That will all change with a storm during the middle of next week that could dump heavy snow from parts of the Ohio Valley to the Northeast, and it will be followed by another blast of very cold air for the second half of next week into next weekend.
Models remain out of sorts on the storm next week. There will be one with some snow.
This is the chameleon month of March. Always searching for a sense of identity, its days stagger through punches of waning winter, dance with the sunlit caresses of coming spring and hide behind thick clouds through the wind-swept battles between the two.
The Carolinas and Virginia get rain, snow and ice tonight and tomorrow from storm 1, then we get a nice weekend and start to next week. But another storm around the middle next week will bring the cold back.