Will we get a spring?
Forecasters have a high degree of confidence in two things:
— Temperatures are likely to remain below normal through the end of March, as indicated in this map.
— An early-April warmup will push the chill out and we'll head into sustained, warmer than normal weather, as indicated in this map.
Let's hope we don't go from wintry weather straight into summerlike heat. With soils still dry, temperatures will rise quickly given the sun's increasing intensity.
Source: U.S. Climate Prediction Center