One week ago today, it was 70 degrees with winds gusting past 50 mph. Since then, cold air has been locked in place with temperatures running 5 to 15 degrees below the average for this time of the year. And there are no solid clues that above average temperatures will be back for at least another 10 days. Albeit cold, expect benign weather for the next several days. Our conditions will be governed by the combo of a sprawling high pressure system in central Canada and an intense storm over the Canadian Maritimes. The flow of air between these two quasi-stationary systems will create a fair weather regime with a continuation of chilly weather. A mix of sunshine and clouds will exist through Tuesday. A weak storm will be steered across the Southern States with the northern periphery of a narrow strip of snow crossing the nation’s capital on Sunday. There could be a couple of inches falling on the cherry blossoms! We would only see some streamers of wispy cloudiness in the southern sky on Sunday as the feature is booted out over the Atlantic. The next weather maker will arrive from the Ohio Valley late Wednesday. Presently, it appears that, again, some light snow could fall over parts of the area Wednesday night into early Thursday. Subsequent forecast cycles late this weekend and early next week should provide a more confident prediction for that system.

Interestingly, the northern mountains received several spells of fresh snow this week amounting to a foot in some spots. As a result, you will find really fabulous late season winter conditions on the slopes for skiing and boarding this weekend.  There could be some spotty flurries up there tomorrow with a sunnier scenario for Sunday with highs both days of 30-35 degrees with a brisk wind at times. Have a great time and please take a few runs for me.

Enjoy the weekend!

Comments (17)
  1. matt says:

    Next few days will be sunny but cool. A storm passing to our south will give us clouds and sun.A warm up for the week ahead. with a possible storm late week. I think it is going to far south to give any major impacts.
    Light snow and rain could effect areas south of the pike. it is still 7 days away and alot can change. good night all. Going skiing stowe vt.

  2. matt says:

    they were all watching the sports games. i think. Also they rather see and listen to sports instead of you. have a good night

    1. Snow Time says:

      You almost sound like matt, Not!

  3. Hadi says:

    We are here trust me!

  4. Topkatt88 says:

    Not to mention some of us have lives outside blogging. Nice night to be out! Cold, but nice… :-)

    Thanks for the update Barry! Interestingly, that potential snow threat around the 31st has been appearing off & on (mostly on) for many days now on the runs, just bouncing around timing-wise as is typical.

  5. tuna says:

    topkatt88 what do you think on thae one on the 31 you think a good chance of snow thanks

  6. WeatherWizard says:

    by Brett Anderson/
    Long Range says Real Spring may be Further Delayed
    Just took a look at the ECMWF long range weekly forecast output. If you are looking forward to springtime weather you may have to wait even longer than usual.

    Much of southern Canada and the northern/eastern U.S. is predicted to be unseasonably cold into the third week of April, according to the ECMWF model.

    Maybe this will be one of those years where there is very little spring and you basically jump from late winter into early summer in a matter of weeks.

  7. Hadi says:

    I guess I was up at 8:24:) did not realize I could blog while sleeping.

    Anyway very chilly morning with the wind. Have a good Saturday everyone.

  8. weathernut2 says:

    Hi All.

    I love reading this blog about WEATHER. Trust me if the regulars IGNORE the trolls and speak SPECIFICALLY about weather they will go away. constantly answering them and griping about them only FEEDS their annoying habit. Plesae just talk about weather

  9. retrac says:

    This stinks man. Those maps look cold!

    I want spring!

    Shoulda known we would pay for last year.

  10. Hadi says:

    Retrac I so agree!! To me if snow is done then let’s move on to nice weather. You know well enough that last year was a treat and the chances of that again are low.

  11. Charlie says:

    Good morning brrrrr is it cold this morning, continued cold through the next 3-4 days until we get into mid-late week, I think we could have a minor flood threat next weekend as 2-3 inches of rain may fall from Fri-Sun :)

  12. JimmyJames says:

    A winter chill in the air on this spring morning. We are paying for those 70 degree temperatures last Friday and I don’t see any big time warm ups for a while.

  13. Chris McD says:

    Look for some spring like weather to return (temp wise) around the 4th of April and beyond. Well, if you call upper 50s, lower 60s spring like. I personally love temperatures in that range during this time of year, especially when the suns out. Though the warmer weather will bring plenty of clouds and rain.

  14. leo says:

    Its frustrating to have the sun shining brightly and only a 33F reading on my thermometer at this late morning hour. Im really looking forward to some milder days in the future. I want the cold weather out of here! Im so jealous of areas in the southeast that are in the 70’s and 80’s today while we wont even hit 40. This is the price we pay for living fairly close to the canadian border. Im going to go crank my heat up to 77 and sit around the house in my bathing suit. Wow, that would be a scary sight!

    1. Topkatt88 says:

      I don’t mind the bright/cold days of early Spring at all. :-) Still have plenty of inside cleaning to do here before hitting the yard anyway…

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