Winter to stage bit of a comeback in the Southeast 

Posted: 3:00 pm Friday, March 10th, 2017

By Kirk Mellish

After the warm spells in February and so far in March, the almost inevitable snap-back of the rubber band is set to occur.


As I’ve been pointing out in blogs and tweets @MellishMeterWSB for months now, it is not uncommon to get a frost or freeze as late as mid April EVEN in mild winters and spring seasons.

And as the jet stream takes a dive southward out of Canada a wave of low pressure forms on the cold front and brings rain and some snow to the Southeastern USA starting late Saturday night. In fact, parts of Tennessee, Kentucky and the Carolina’s may see at least some snow flakes four consecutive days.

Here are what some key numerical simulations are showing as snow estimates by Sunday:

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ODDS of up to 4 inches:




Consecutive nights with lows in the 30s expected, then a harder freeze including the metro. As of now coldest looks to be Wednesday or Thursday morning:



T.S. Eliot may have thought April is the cruelest month, but March is no picnic either.

Expect changes and updates going forward, of course.