Spring has officially begun, although it feels nothing like it. High pressure will remain in control through the early afternoon, making for a sunny, albeit unseasonably cool, day.
A quick moving system passes through this evening and we’ll begin to see increased cloud cover later this afternoon. Ridiculously cold temperatures for this time of year invade the region tonight as do snow showers. Snow continues into the first half of tomorrow and it’s going to be absolutely freezing…literally! Highs tomorrow won’t come close to the freezing mark and a gusty wind will make for some negative wind chills. Did I mention it’s spring? Snow totals from this quick moving system will be on the low end, with the central and northern mountains seeing amounts in the 2-5″ range. Winterplace might see an inch or two at best.
We’ll see a lull in the action for Friday and Saturday. Sunshine and unseasonably cool temperatures will persist, with Saturday being noticeably warmer but still cool.
Things get interesting beginning Saturday night. Low pressure moves from Texas to the mid-Atlantic states, bringing snow back into the forecast for Sunday through Tuesday.
In general, the next couple of weeks look to see continued unseasonably cold temperatures thanks to a near historic Greenland blocking event. Don’t put away that winter gear just yet!