Meteorological spring might start on Friday. But as has been discussed, winter is finally going to make a reappearance next week as the large-scale pattern flips.
Computer models are showing a strong trough sweeping across the eastern two-thirds of the nation. This will likely bring a strong cold front through around the middle of next week, and a blast of arctic air behind it.
The latest CPC 6 – 10 day outlook still indicates a high probability of below-average temperatures from the 4th to 8th. Looking at the latest EPS, temperatures ~ 12 degrees (C) below normal are predicted along the Gulf Coast Tuesday – Thursday.
It is still a bit early to get too specific. However, there will probably be freezing temperatures all the way down to the Gulf Coast. We could also see widespread frosts/freezes across the South.
Cold Unlikely to Last
While March is going to start off with major cold, a change back to a warmer pattern looks likely as the month progresses. https://t.co/Vx2DzDWNEX
— Gulf Coast Storm Center (@GCSCWX) February 26, 2019
If you are ready for spring, good news: it does look like the pattern will revert to one that favors milder temperatures for the South and East as the month progresses.
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