March is Here…Along With Snowier, Colder Weather

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A tranquil winter scene.

Where is warmer weather?

Although March 1 is what is referred to as the start of meteorological spring, it won’t be feeling spring-like in the Lehigh Valley for the foreseeable future, according to forecasters.

In fact, there are several chances for snow in the near-term forecast, and by Monday temperatures are forecast to plummet to well below-normal levels.

The high temperatures in Hellertown Tuesday and Wednesday aren’t expected to crack the freezing mark, and lows are forecast to be in the mid teens, according to the National Weather Service.

Weak storms are expected to bring with them chances for light snow Thursday night, Friday night and Saturday, with little to no snow accumulation expected.

Later this weekend, however, “a storm system Sunday night into Monday may produce enough snow accumulations and even a wintry mix to result in hazardous travel,” the NWS said in a hazardous weather outlook statement Thursday.

If March 2019 proves to be anything like March 2018 was, meteorologically speaking, it will be a colder and snowier month than normal.

Last year the Saucon Valley area received accumulating snowfall several times in March and early April.

So far this winter several storms have forced Saucon Valley schools to close, although the Lehigh Valley has received as much ice as it has snow.

The school district has already used its four pre-allotted snow days, which means that additional weather-related closures could affect the calendar.

Tell us: What do you think of this weather pattern? Are you still loving winter or are you ready for spring?

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