Will we see winter again? Probably. Just not any time soon. And by the time it gets here, we'll be well into March.
Even though it doesn't feel like it now, it would be very hard to race straight into spring. Even with another potential record breaking temperature this afternoon, which would make it the 4th time this month.
Temperatures remain above average 6 out of the next 7 days too! Average high temperatures for this time of year is 53°. Morning low temperatures continue to run above average the next week. Average is 32°. As we've talked about on TV, this February could end up the warmest on Record for Richmond.
The last time we had even a trace of wintry precipitation was 25 days ago on January 30th. And it doesn't appear we will see any wintry precipitation in the near future.
However, there are signs that temperatures won't be as warm next month. When we look at medium-to-long-range forecasts, we always are skeptical. But there's a strong case to be made that cold air will return by the second week of March.
This ensemble forecast of the American GFS shows with green and blue across much of the U.S. shows a strong shot of cold air sitting on most of the U.S. on the 9th of March. But the same model shows a return to normal temperatures as soon as the end of next week. But...The ensemble of the European computer model isn't as bullish with the cold air.
Still quite a bit of time between now and then, but it looks to us like cold weather fans will probably have to wait about 10 days to two weeks for a return to "normal."
Posted by: Megan Wise and Andrew Freiden 2/23 10:00am