Our weekend weather will be controlled by a cold flow of air as high pressure in eastern Canada keeps any spring warmth far to our south. In addition to the colder than average temperatures, there is the chance for some moisture this weekend in the form of snow showers.
The best chance for these snow showers would be late Saturday and Sunday. There could be some accumulation of snow. If they occur during the day, most of the snow only will stick to the grass or existing snow, but, if they fall at night, there could be some that sticks to the roads.
Friday’s weather features a lot of clouds and some breaks of sunshine. Temperatures will only reach near 40 degrees, but, because of the strong March sunshine, there will be more melting. This time of the year daylight exceeds night, so it’s becoming easier for melting to take place.
Temperatures at night will fall near or below freezing, which means that there could be some freeze up of water. I don’t expect this to cause any problems, however.
Saturday is another chilly but dry day with a blend of clouds and sunshine. Once again temperatures will not reach seasonable levels, which are actually in the mid-40 to even near 50 degrees. If temperatures did hit their seasonal averages, we would lose a lot of the snow cover much quicker.
Raw and wintry
Sunday a week weather system will pinwheel down from the north and bring more clouds and the chance for a few snow showers. Temperatures will also be quite a bit cooler with highs not reaching 40 and most of us seeing temperatures in the mid-30s during the afternoon, 10 or more degrees below average.
The dry weather continues into early next week with a slow moderating trend by Tuesday, when temperatures finally will get back into the 40s.
One positive element from all this cold and snowy weather, spring skiing is simply amazing, and, if you haven’t had a chance to partake this year, head to almost any ski area this weekend and you won’t be disappointed.