Winter Holds On: Arctic Air Arrives For The First Week of March

The calendar may say “March”, and the trees may be blooming, but winter still has three weeks left before spring actually starts!

We started Monday morning in the upper 20s with wind chills in the teens!

However, the temperature reading is only half of the story. Winds will gusts as high as 15 to 25 mph, creating wind chill values that will “feel” like around freezing evening later this afternoon!

Daytime highs for Monday afternoon will struggle to climb out of the 30s, with that ‘feels like’ value near freezing all day. Tuesday and Wednesday morning we drop into hard freeze territory (colder than 29°F). Be sure to protect your pets, household plumbing, and sensitive plants. There is a *FREEZE WARNING* for our region Tuesday morning!

Temperatures will stay as much as 20 degrees below average through Wednesday; a change in the wind Thursday will allow a gradual warm up back into the 50s on Thursday and 60s on Friday.

That warm up comes with a cost though. As temperatures rise Friday and through next weekend, so will rain chances. The specifics will be fuzzy for a few more days, so check back for updates on when exactly you’ll need the rain gear again!

You can check for daily forecast updates on our discussion page here:

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