Thursday 10 a.m.
In this video, we see how the weather in the Great Lakes and Northeast will change during the next week. Today is another very warm day region wide... and more records will melt into history. However, cold air now in eastern Canada may have a shot to come well south into New England Monday and Tuesday. Computer models are not in unison about this yet. Subfreezing nighttime temperatures may occur south into parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. This is quite typical of late March and early April, except... things have been far from what is typical recently.
Many trees, shrubs and other perennials have gone into their springtime growth spurt well ahead of schedule. This leaves them open to damage if there is late freeze, so we'll be watching the situation closely... along with you. Cold periods in early spring should not come as a shock.
For the Ides of March, Shakespeare's play titles put the weekend forecast onstage. Hint: It's not just A Winter's Tale.
This series of maps shows how the extreme cold today in the Northeast is replaced by somewhat milder air tomorrow and Saturday.
This pressure map shows the storm center. The front to the east (red line) marks the boundary between warm air to the south and progressively colder air to the north.
This draft forecast map shows the heaviest snow from the upcoming storm is likely from northern Illinois to northern New England. Tomorrow afternoon, conditions may range from blizzard conditions in central New York to spring style thunderstorms in southern Pennsylvania.
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.
In the early to middle part of next week, there could be a hint of spring in the region from Illinois to New Jersey. This is a forecast map for next Tuesday morning. The average rain-snow line is midway between the last blue dashed line and the first red dashed line, and.... is that a daring daffodil???