Big temperature swings are no stranger to March and neither is snow following unusual warmth in the Northeast.
Mother Nature will try to sneak some snow in before the end of the month over portions of the mid-Atlantic that experienced temperatures 30 degrees above normal last week.
A storm working to produce severe thunderstorms over the Ohio Valley today will bring a dash of snow to part of the Great Lakes, northern mid-Atlantic and New England during the first part of the weekend.
Today over northern Michigan, some wet snow will try to mix in.
Farther east tonight into the first thing Saturday, up to few inches of snow can fall on non-paved surfaces of upstate New York into the Berkshires of western Massachusetts and northwestern Connecticut because the air will have a few more roots and will avoid the sun's energy,
Across upstate New York, the bulk of the snow is likely to be bounded by the Thruway and the Southern Tier Expressway in central and eastern areas.
Wet snow can mix in as far south as the mountains of the northern tier of Pennsylvania, the Poconos and the hills of northwestern New Jersey and as far east as Boston.
Most paved surfaces are warm this time of the year and especially so due to the unusual conditions during much of the late winter and March. As a result, most of the snow will melt as it falls on paved surfaces, even at night. However, where the snow comes down hard enough and in areas shaded from the sun during the day, there can be some slush for a time.
Some snow has been already falling on portions of New England this week. Bangor, Maine, received a couple of inches of snow from Wednesday afternoon into the early morning hours today. For the New England city, it was already the second snow event of the week. The event this Saturday is likely to slide south of Maine and most of New Hampshire, Vermont and northern upstate New York.
Much of the middle part of the nation will continue to bask in unusual warmth over the next couple of weeks. Interestingly, there will be a tendency for a dip in the jet stream to linger or keep showing up in the Northeast during that time.
As a result, another system may drop across northern upstate New York and northern and central New England with a dose of snow late Sunday into early Monday.
Yet another bout of cold air and perhaps snow showers could affect portions of the Northeast over the Easter weekend.
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Downpours and locally severe thunderstorms over the Central states will not only foil holiday weekend activities, but will also put some lives at risk.
A few days after a chilly storm departs the Northeast, warm weather will make a strong comeback in parts of the Midwest and the East later next week.
Another plunge of chilly air will set the stage for the risk of a frost and freeze centered Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia and other nearby states this weekend.
During Sunday's race, the skies will be variably cloud with the risk of a few showers.
This holiday weekend, a rare astronomical phenomenon will occur that will not be seen again until October 2015.
Philadelphia, PA (1991)
96 degrees -- a record sixth 90-degree reading for the month. (The month ended with twelve 90-degree days.)
Tornado swarm in Iowa, Illinois and Michigan; 74 killed.
Morden, Manitoba (1933)
Flash flood washes away bridges, ruined crops, and killed livestock.