Weekly Outlook: March 1-7, 2021

Today is the first day of meteorological spring, but tomorrow will feel like the middle of winter.

We’re starting the week off with some clouds and showers as a frontal system crosses the region. Skies may start to clear out as we head into the late afternoon hours, however, a very strong cold front will move through this evening. The front may be accompanied by some snow showers or squalls, so keep that in mind if you are heading out this evening. Gusty winds behind the front will usher much colder air into the region. Since some of the roads may be wet from the snow showers/squalls, they could ice up if untreated. Wind Advisories have been posted for parts of the region, with wind gusts of 40-50 mph possible behind the front into Tuesday.

Winds gusts of 40-50 mph or higher are likely Monday night and Tuesday. Image provided by Weathermodels.com

High pressure builds in on Tuesday with temperatures more reminiscent of mid-January than early March, despite ample sunshine. Wind chills will likely be below zero to start the day, so bundle up if you’re heading outside in the morning. The cold shot will be short-lived, as high pressure slides offshore, allowing milder air to move back in on Wednesday. Unfortunately, that looks to be short-lived as well, as another cold front moves through late Wednesday, ushering cooler air back in. This airmass doesn’t look quite as cold as the one on Tuesday, but temperatures will likely be below normal once again for Thursday and Friday. With an upper-level low pressure system crossing the Northeast, we’ll still have some clouds around, and a few snow showers may be possible at times. Next weekend looks dry and cold with high pressure building in, but we need to keep an eye on a low pressure system. Right now, it looks like it’ll be too far south to have much, if any, impact here, but it’s a week away, so things can change.

Wind chills will be well below zero for much of the region Tuesday morning. Image provided by WeatherBell.

Monday: Showers ending in the morning, some clearing during the afternoon, becoming breezy. High 45-52 in the morning, temperatures may start to drop during the afternoon.

Monday night: A few snow showers or squalls during then evening, then becoming clear to partly cloudy and windy. Low 7-14.

Tuesday: Sunny, windy, and cold. High 23-30.

Tuesday night: Clear during the evening, then clouds increase. Low 17-24 during the evening, then temperatures hold steady or rise a few degrees overnight.

Wednesday: Partly sunny. High 41-48.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, breezy, and colder. High 36-43.

Friday: A mix of sun and clouds, breezy, and cold. High 28-35.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 31-38.

Sunday: Sunshine and a few clouds. High 34-41.

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