Forecasters say that cold air and snow could linger in the Northeast through the beginning of March.
According to AccuWeather, cold and stormy weather is likely in the region through the end of February and into March, leaving the door open for a potential late-winter snowstorm.
“There could be a last surge of winter before we see the transition into spring," AccuWeather Long-Range Meteorologist Paul Pastelok said. "For the Northeast, there's still an opportunity for some snow, although there's a higher chance that we'll see a cold snap rather than a big snowstorm.”
Forecasters are calling for a quick warmup after the cold stretch, however, that will bring milder air to the region sooner than has been seen in the past two years.
“A lack of arctic air in the region and the sun getting higher and higher in the sky will make it feel pretty nice, I think, by mid-March in the Northeast," Pastelok said.
April is expected to feature the occasional rainy day leading to a temperate May, which may also yield drought conditions for parts of the Great Lakes region.
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