The final days of a brutal February are about to wrap-up. As we enter our final hours of the month we will see more cold and a chance of a wintry mix. The mix will be focused more on the early morning hours of Sunday.
I expect to see more sunshine during the daytime hours on Saturday. Unfortunately, the sunshine will do very little to warm the air around us. Most of us will again see highs stuck in the low to mid 30s. Those of us that actually get in on those mid 30s will feel the difference. We have gotten so acclimated to the bitter cold that even 35 degrees feels mild. That is saying a lot!
Our Sunday set-up will push more moisture into the Commonwealth during the early morning hours. With cold temperatures still lurking around at the surface and a warm layer setting up over our heads... we run into a mix. The depth of that warm layer will mean the difference between freezing rain or sleet. Neither will last very long at all. We'll switch things up by mid-morning to plain old rain. This will be a true beginning of a nice run above the freezing mark.
A new work week will also feature some milder changes. I think that Monday will include another run at 40 degrees or slightly higher. Again, during the early morning hours we'll run into a little mix before making the transition over to rain.
March is known to throw every type of weather that we can imagine at us. Once again, the first few days will not disappoint or stray away from that logic. Your Tuesday has a chance to get close or touch the 60 degree mark. Don't get caught up in that number because it also has potential to spark some thunderstorms. That's why I said that March throws everything at us and within the first few days of 2015 it will again. By the end of the week it turns significantly colder. I'm talking a dash back to 20 degree highs.
In the words of the immortal Star Trek character Spock.. "Live long and prosper."
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