After unseasonably cold weather for the last half of February, we will continue to average below normal for a few more days before turning warmer. The persistent cut off lows over the northeastern United States has lead to a continued northwesterly flow over the east coast. This has led to upslope snows and polar lows from the northwest dumping snow over the mid-atlantic.
As the next 10 days go by, this pattern will slowly change towards more spring time weather as the jet stream retreats north and the NAO turns more positive. Warm weather from central America will makes it's annual trek into the southern plains and will mark the start of a more traditional mid March weather pattern. Temperatures will slowly creep from the 40's to the 50 and 60's by late weekend into next week. The extended ECMWF ensembles hint a quick cold shot late next week, however, most signs point to this being very transitive in nature.