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A cold start to March

As we enter March and start heading towards the spring season, don’t expect too much warmth. The National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center is predicting a colder than normal month ahead, with the cold starting this weekend. After the snow last night, another low pressure system is expected to hit the northeast this weekend, potentially bringing in more snow and rain on Saturday night. For now, keep your snow boots around in case of future storms, as the sunny warmth of spring is not yet upon us.

Across the country, there has been a good amount of precipitation this winter, especially in the west. Northern California got a large amount of rain earlier in the week, causing flooding concerns throughout the area. The Rocky Mountains have had several large snow storms this winter, bringing an exciting ski season to the western states. After such a dry and forest fire filled summer last year, hopefully this precipitation will bring enough moisture and snowmelt to reduce the fire risk for the rest of the year. 

Extended forecast: 
Today: Mostly cloudy. High around 30 °F (-1 °C). North winds at 5–10 mph. 
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low around 22 °F (-6 °C). Northwest winds around 5 mph. 
Tomorrow: Partly sunny. High around 36 °F (2 °C) and low around 28 °F (-2 °C). Northwest winds around 5–8 mph.
Saturday: Chance of snow and rain. High around 38 °F (3 °C) and low around 29 °F (-2 °C).
Sunday: Sunny, then chance of precipitation. High around 41 °F (5 °C).