Meteorological Spring Starts Off With Above Average Temperatures

Except for the west and northwest, the rest of the country will experience above-average temperatures for the first week of March, as meteorological Spring kicks off – find out the weather outlook for your area as well as today’s weather news and forecast.

Above-average temperatures for the next week in most areas

As meteorological Spring begins, most of the nation will see above-average temperatures for the next seven days, except for the westernmost US.

The most unseasonably warm spots are going to be the nation’s midsection, upper midwest, and the Ohio Valley. But even portions of the South and Southwest will also see warmer than average temps.

There is a 100% chance of above-normal temperatures for portions of southern and eastern Nebraska, southwestern Iowa, northwestern Missouri, most of Kansas, and northern Oklahoma along the panhandle.

However, portions of the western US and northwest are forecast to see lower than normal temperatures through March 11.

This includes California, Western Nevada, central and northern Idaho, western and northwestern Montana, Washington, and Oregon.

There is a 90% chance of below-average temperatures for the coastal areas of both Washington and Oregon.

It’s not spring yet… More snow and freezing rain today

While temperatures are forecast to warm up to spring-like levels this week, winter is far from over in many parts of the country today that are forecast for snow, mixed precipitation, and freezing rain.

Snow is forecast for the western half of Colorado; central and northern Minnesota, and western Wisconsin.

Freezing rain is forecast for portions of central and northeastern New York, northwestern Vermont, northern New Hampshire, and Western Maine.

Wintry mix: There is a likelihood of mixed precipitation in portions of the following regions:

Northwest & northern Rockies: Various portions of Washington and Oregon; central and northern Idaho; Western, Central, Southern, and Eastern Montana; northern and western North Dakota; western South Dakota. North-central Wyoming.

Southwest: Southern California; northern, central, eastern and southern Arizona, west-central and south-central New Mexico.

Ohio Valley: Southern Michigan, and the northern halves of Indiana and Ohio.

Northeast: Northern Pennsylvania; most of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Today’s US highs

West: San Francisco 71, Los Angeles 73, Reno 45, Las Vegas 67, Salt Lake City 42, Denver 51.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 50, Portland 56, Boise 45, Billings 52, Bismarck 44, Rapid City 47.

Southwest: Phoenix 67, Albuquerque 59, ambassador 70, San Antonio 78, Brownsville 83.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 70, Dallas 74, Oklahoma City 56, Kansas City 54, Minneapolis 36, Madison 40.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 45, Detroit 52, St. Louis 53, Cincinnati 55, Indianapolis 52.

South: Houston 79, New Orleans 76, Memphis 70, Atlanta 55, Charlotte 64, Jacksonville 76, Tampa 78, Miami 75.

East: Norfolk 68, Washington, D.C. 64, Buffalo 47, New York 58, Boston 53, Bangor 30.