February is ending on a high note. A warming trend thanks to a southerly push of air will push our daytime highs well above seasonal, at least for a few days.
Forecast highs for Saturday in Sault Ste. Marie could reach 5c, with the average high for this time of year being -2.6c, that’s much warmer than usual . Sunday as well is set to be above seasonal at 2c
A weak disturbance coming in late Friday into Saturday morning will give us a fresh thin blanket of snow mind you, but the warm temperatures expected Saturday will help keep accumulation at bay. Another round of snow is expected Sunday, but again with warmer than usual temperatures, the accumulation will be cut down, but it could get quite messy on the roads.
As we head into March, be prepared for wild temperature swings as the cold air and warm air battle it out during the month. It’s not uncommon for the Sault to see a warm sunny day, followed by frigid temperatures and snow storms during this transitional month and that is definitely in the cards for the first two week stretch of March.
This coming week, temperatures will bounce between above freezing and slightly below but no major snow storms are tracking this way, at least for a week.
The 30 day trend shows warmer than usual temperatures for the first two weeks, then back to some cooler days and nights to take us to April.
Expect to see a lot of our snow pack disappear during the first three weeks of March. Too early to tell if we will see any significant snow storms to develop heading into April.
Normally the Sault Ste. Marie area will melt most of the winter’s snow by April 8 – 12 on average. If the forecast holds true, giving us much warmer air in March, we could be snow less much sooner than usual. Of course, we all know Mother Nature likes to give us an April Fool’s joke – normally with a snow storm, but we will have to wait and see what she has in store for the Spring season.