March Predicted to Have Below Normal Temperatures in Southeast

Well, we have been receiving some conflicting messages about winter being over or not. While there will be a cold shot later this week, temperatures will rebound into next week starting on the 2nd or 3rd. But that may not tell the tale of the entire month of March.

The Climate Prediction Center places our region, the Southeast US, under a 40-50% chance of seeing below-normal temperatures. As the sun angle increases, and the days get longer, days will overall be warmer compared to the middle of winter. However, with a below-normal temperature forecast from the CPC, we could have some more short-lived cold shots that could be frequent. Some cold nights into the 20s and 30s are very possible next month.

With below normal temperatures may not only just be cold shots, but could be indicative of rainy days.

The CPC precipitation outlook for March us has near normal chances for average precipitation, but with a slightly above chance for above normal precipitation across South Carolina and down into Florida. Could this mean an active storm track? Yes, for rain, and snow cannot be completely ruled out just yet.

March is a month of ups and downs, and unexpected surprises some years!


Author: Michael Griffith

I have had a passion for the weather since a very young age and am a degreed meteorologist. I have a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master's from Plymouth State University. If you ever see me out and about in the Charlotte, NC area, be sure to say hi!