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BLOG: Spring Forward

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Bernadette Woods

Today we spring forward, next Sunday spring officially arrives.

With temperatures in the upper 50s and the sun setting at 7:11 p.m., there is definitely a taste of spring in the air. We will cool down slightly Monday and Tuesday before another big, spring feeling warmup comes our way later this week.

The storm that brought all the flooding rain earlier this week is finally gone. Yes, the main low that was driving the whole thing hung back over the Great Lakes this weekend. It didn’t have nearly as much moisture left, but did still produce scattered rain and snow showers across PA, NY, and New England. Well, that storm is finally heading out to sea today. It will force a rush of cooler air our way for the beginning of the week, but nothing extreme. Highs will be slightly below average but still top out near 50 degrees tomorrow and then 52 Tuesday.

Clouds will take over again Tuesday as a new storm moves our way. This one will not be nearly as large, strong, nor have as much moisture as the last storm. However, it will bring some rain our way Tuesday night into Wednesday. It’s still a few days away, but there could be .5-.75″ worth of rain out of it. This storm will get out of here for St. Patty’s Day on Thursday. Instead of connecting with cooler air behind it and pulling that down, this storm will head off to the northeast and actually usher warmer air in for the second half of the week. Highs will jump to near 60 degrees, mid 60s Thursday and maybe upper 60s/near 70 on Friday.

The weather pattern flip to warmer will generally last into next week but the storms are still lined up to move our way.

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