After a storm dumped 5 inches of snow and a glaze of ice around Baltimore on Wednesday, fits and starts of spring are in the forecast. But even though March marks the beginning of meteorological spring, more snow could be ahead.
Temperatures are forecast to reach the lower 50s on Thursday, helping to melt snow, ice and slush.
After seasonable temperatures Friday, as much as an inch of cold rain is forecast Saturday, with highs in the upper 30s. National Weather Service meteorologists called it “another large and complex low pressure system” worth watching closely.
But then a rebound into the 60s is expected Sunday. Temperatures last reached the 60s around Baltimore on New Year’s Day.
A period of rain and/or snow is possible around the middle of next week. But otherwise there is no major threat of winter weather in the forecast for the rest of the month — and, with that, the rest of meteorological winter.
Meteorological spring starts March 1. Baltimore gets about 2 inches of snowfall in March, on average, and there has been at least that much for each of the past six years straight.
So Wednesday’s snowfall more than likely wasn’t the season’s last.