A brief yet significant arctic blast could arrive in this neck of the woods Friday and Saturday, actually bringing temperatures well below average for a change, at least briefly.
Seasonable to slightly-above-average temperatures to start the week (especially with the night temperatures), but the rain exits and brings in a seasonable day on Thursday, followed by a cold night as the blast comes. Friday might not crack the freezing mark, with night temps plunging into the lower 10s. Saturday would be warmer in the 30s, with another night around the upper 10s, before the seasonable to slightly-above-average temps return.
(Average temps for next weekend historically: 43/22)
If this verifies, that could slow spring down a good deal. Some waters could possibly freeze over again lightly, along with the ground and the plants that are already growing. Snow seems unlikely as no storms are scheduled to come through (if they did, the cold blast probably wouldn't arrive, according to one local met).
FatherFrost, wjp, okie, or anyone else have any thoughts?