Meteorological winter runs from December 1 to February 28. Using that definition, winter ends this Thursday. That doesn’t mean that we’re done with wintry weather though. March is often a very wintry month, and we’ve had snow well into April and May before. Still, we’re getting closer and closer to warmer weather. You just won’t find any around here this week.
This week will start off very windy and quite chilly. Strong low pressure moving into Atlantic Canada will produce very powerful winds across the area today. Sustained winds of 25-35 mph are likely, with gusts of 50-60 mph or more. This will likely result in damage and power outages, so keep your electronics charged up, if possible. Not only will it be windy, but it’ll be chilly too, with highs only in the 30s.
High pressure starts to build in on Tuesday with diminishing winds and colder conditions. Wednesday will also be chilly, with clouds starting to stream in ahead of an Albert Clipper. This will bring us some light snow late Wednesday into early Thursday, but it shouldn’t be a big deal – just a few inches seems most likely right now. It’ll be followed by another weak system that will pass through on Friday with little fanfare.
That brings us to next weekend, which looks awfully similar to what we’ve got right now. Another strong storm will move into the Great Lakes, with some rain likely on Saturday. It may start as a wintry mix, especially well inland, but for the most part, it looks like rain right now. Behind the storm, another windy and cold day looks likely on Sunday with some snow showers possible.
Monday: Intervals of clouds and sunshine, very windy. High 29-36.
Monday night: Becoming partly cloudy to clear, still windy. Low 12-19.
Tuesday: Brilliant sunshine, but breezy and chilly. High 22-29.
Tuesday night: Clear and cold. Low 4-11.
Wednesday: Some early sun, then clouding up with light snow likely late in the day and at night. High 20-27.
Thursday: Any lingering light snow ends early, sunny breaks develop in the afternoon. High 27-34.
Friday: More clouds than sunshine, slight chance for a snow or rain shower. High 33-40.
Saturday: Cloudy and breezy with showers likely, possibly starting as some sleet or freezing rain inland. High 39-46.
Sunday: Some sunshine early, then partly to mostly cloudy and windy with a chance of snow shower. High 29-36.