March is coming in like a lamb this year and it will still feel very much like February this weekend. Highs will be in the 30s both days thanks to mainly cloudy skies. A few peaks of sun will be possible on Saturday afternoon with a better shot at seeing some sunshine on Sunday. A few flurries will even still be possible throughout the day on Saturday. Expect chilly mornings both days with lows in the lower 20s.
Heading into next week, attention turns to the development of a weather system that could bring snow to someone in the Ohio Valley. Forecast models are starting to key in on the development of this system, however much spread exists on the various projected tracks. As usual, the exact track of this system will determine how much (if any) snow falls in Columbus. This will be determined by a very complex process called “phasing.” Phasing is the merger of the northern and southern branches of the jet stream. If the disturbance in the northern jet stream can link up with the disturbance in the southern jet stream, then accumulating snow will be possible in Ohio.
Not only will the track be important, but the time of day will be also. As we progress further into March, the sun angle grows higher meaning more incoming solar radiation. This reduces snowfall accumulations that occur during the daylight hours.
It may seem like a long shot, but the possibility does exist for one last shot at snow! Stay tuned to examiner.com for the latest updates.
If you are sick of the cold weather, there is some good news a little ways out on the horizon. Temperatures are expected to warm up by the end of next week. Looking even farther ahead, a warmer weather pattern looks to be developing by the middle of the month.
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