Winter Wants to Stay

We are quickly approaching the first day of astronomical spring, and the weather will not feel like it anytime soon. Temperatures in the Southeast will make it into the 60s and 70s this weekend, but they will not last long as winter will return next week. With the below average temperatures returning we will yet again have an active week next week with the potential of even more snow.

We have our ridge over Greenland and a new ridge over Canada will form to force cold air down into the Eastern US, including the Southeast.

GFS 500 mb Height Anomaly for 00z TUE March 13th, 2018:

The double ridge feature will force below average temperatures down into the deep South because there is no other place for that air to go but down into our region. With this pattern there will be a threat for more wintry weather to dive into the Southeast.

GFS MSLP and P-type for 12z TUE, March 20th, 2018:

GFS right now shows that eyes should be watching the beginning to middle of next week for yet another potential winter storm to affect the Mid-Atlantic and parts of the Southeast. Still a week away, but this pattern is relentless so eyes will be on next week with another threat of winter weather.

Continue following with us here at East Coast Weather Authority as we keep tabs on next week and get you prepared for what is to come!

-Alex B


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!