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Winter Will End With Split Temperatures

11 Mar 2020, 4:37 pm

In these final days of winter (the Spring Equinox is Thursday, March 19) the Lower 48 will see a split between very cold and very warm temperatures. If you live farther north (and especially northwest) you’ll feel a cool end to winter. If you live in the south (and emphasis in the southeast) you’ll feel much warmer!

First let’s begin with the temperature outlook beginning Friday and into the weekend.

High temperature forecast Friday, March 13
High temperature forecast Saturday, March 14
High temperature forecast Sunday, March 15

The immediate southern United States will feel the warmth through the final weekend of winter as penetrating cold fronts only make it to about Interstate 40.

Friday will be a particularly warm day in Florida, much like the rest of the weekend in the Sunshine State, with potential record heat! Take a look at the temperature forecast below.

High temperature forecast Friday, March 13

On the opposite side of the country, the Pacific Northwest will feel winter’s chill heading into the final weekend of the season. Temperatures here may break records for the coldest daytime highs or even coldest nighttime lows.

Low temperature forecast Saturday, March 14
Low temperature forecast Sunday, March 15

For the final week of winter, beginning Monday the 16th of March, expect colder weather to take over much of the West. The opposite can be expected in the East with much warmer weather to wrap up the end of the season.

The temperature outlook from Monday to Friday, March 16-20 where blue and purple show high chances of colder-than-average temperature and red shows high chances of warmer-than-average temperature.

We should note, these phrases of “colder” and “warmer” are all relative to average temperature this time of the year. So for some folks it may not feel warm and cold.

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Summer of 1993, New England Dragway. That's when and where Steve knew he wanted to become a meteorologist. More than 20 years later he is extremely fortunate and blessed to be able to live his childhood dream. As a lover of math and science, Steve had a consistent interest in weather in elementary, middle, and high school before discovering you can major in meteorology. He attended Lyndon State Co... Load Morellege in Vermont where he received a bachelor's in meteorology-broadcasting and associate's in television news. He has worked as a meteorologist and reporter in Winchester, VA, Burlington, VT, and most recently in West Palm Beach, FL. He's recognized by the American Meteorological Society with the Certification of Broadcast Meteorologists.