After a spectacular Saturday we return to reality on Sunday as much colder air transfers across the region. It would have been nice to hold on to Saturday’s temperatures for another few days but it was a one and done deal. A cold front moved through overnight and behind it comes another push of colder air. It will not be the kind of frigid air mass we have had so often this Winter but nonetheless we can expect a return to below normal temperatures for Sunday.
March is a month of change as we transition from Winter to Spring. With that comes many ups and downs and you will see some of that this week as we have mild days, such as Saturday was and likely again on Tuesday with a sprinkling of colder weather today and again Wednesday and Thursday. Then for good measure add in a touch of snow Monday morning with the possibility of a significant storm later in the week and you have the kind of weather week that March is noted for.
After a chilly and brisk day on Sunday a weak disturbance is forecast to move across the area later Sunday night and early on Monday. Snow showers are possible late Sunday night into Monday morning before the disturbance moves to our east during the afternoon. A dusting of snow to an inch or so is possible for some locales but this is not a big deal by any means and will be gone by early afternoon. Best chance for an inch or so is across the hilly terrain.
Tuesday presents us with another opportunity for a mild and very pleasant day with temperatures climbing above normal. Again, this will be short lived as another cold front moves through allowing for colder air to set up over the region by Wednesday.
Then we wait to see what a low pressure system brings us from Wednesday afternoon into Thursday. The computer models have continued to shift the track of the storm around a bit which changes up the precipitation profile and severity of impacts to the area. It is still early to pinpoint the exact details of what this storm may bring to us but it is looking more likely that we will experience some impacts from this system. An early call is rain and snow on the coast, changing to snow with generally all snow across the interior. Onset of precipitation around midday Wednesday and ending by midday Thursday. As always, this can change as we are still 3+ days out from the event.
72 Hour Outlook:
Sunday: Sunshine and much cooler. High temperatures in the mid to upper 30s. Northwest winds 8 to 18 mph.
Sunday night: Becoming mainly cloudy. Chance of a snow flurry or snow shower very late. Colder, lows in the upper teens well inland to near 25 on the shore. Northwest to west winds 5 to 15 mph.
Monday: Snow showers likely through the morning, otherwise mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 30s to low 40s. Light west to southwest winds.
Monday night: Becoming partly cloudy. Not as cold. Lows in the upper 20s to low 30s. Light winds.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy and milder. Highs in the upper 40s.
Tuesday night: Increasing clouds. Lows in the upper 20s to low 30s.