What is in this article?:
- Wild weather spring ahead with tornadoes, late-season snow
- Winter generally over for South
- The West is shifting into a much colder, stormier weather pattern, which is expected to persist into March.
- Occasionally, that cold air in the West will break out farther east across the country with areas north of I-70 being the main targets. The air may be cold enough to allow wintry precipitation to fall, if the timing is right, into April.
Winter generally over for South
Above-normal warmth has replaced the extreme cold that gripped the South a good part of December and January.
Overall, AccuWeather.com long-range forecasters think temperatures will average out above normal in the coming months across the region. Pastelok said, "The one key [with the long-range forecast] is the South, where I think the extremes of cold are gone."
However, Bastardi is still warning that the threat of one more prolonged period of cold late in the season is a concern into April.
He says this may be a "mini version" of the extreme cold that gripped Texas the first two weeks of February.