"So sink or swim...I'm diving in."
- Lyrics from Dive by Stephen Curtis Chapman
3:45 AM EDT 3/12 - If you're ready to take the leap of faith and full throttle it into March, better get ready to Dive in. Today, we're all going to be caught in the rush of the mighty atmospheric rivers above. The chart below shows forecasted temperatures for Thursday. Yes, the red is NOT a warm number this time.
For regions to the south of this expected snowblast, Chapman's opening lines will best suit your weather later this week, for "the long awaited rains (will fall) hard upon the thirsty ground" and may even bring a touch of "white in the winter night" before the final stanza is sung.
WESTERN NEW YORK THE BULLSEYE ? At least earlier fears of a March 1958 back breaker are not coming to fruition for the Mid-Atlantic, but this will be small comfort for New Yorkers more accustomed to dry than wet snow. If you're in the region expecting snow impact, we invite you to check in with Forecaster Ronelle of our Western New York State zone for local reports as the storm approaches by midweek!
(Forecaster Foot and the Winter Stormcast Team)