Signs point to a cool second half of March
A buckle in the jet stream could keep the temperatures below average the rest of the month. The numbers have not been very mild to begin with; the average temperature has been around a degree above normal, but we have yet to have a 50 degree high this month.
A very active jet stream could lead to several rounds of precipitation just to our south, and for the most part, this is keeping the warmer air to the south. Due to this, the CPC has highlighted most of the northern United States with a “probability of below” average temperatures the next 8-14 days, or essentially the rest of the month.
There will be a brief warming trend for the weekend with possibly a 50 degree high. Next week, the temperatures will be stuck in the 40s, some parts in the 30s.