Record-breaking cold likely today and tomorrow
We'll see some sunshine, but that won't help our temperatures at all today. With forecasted highs around 15 degrees, that would take over first place, knocking off 17 degrees set back on this date in 2002! It's been about 17 years since we've had that kind of cold this late in the winter season. And even tomorrow could be cold enough to take over the 1st place spot for march 5th! A forecasted high in the upper teens is only a small improvement, but still cold enough to knock off 20 degrees set back only 4 years ago!
And be mindful of the feels like temperatures this morning! With those wind chills dropping down near -10 degrees, frostbite can happen in about 30 minutes.
March is definitely off to a cold start and it may stay that way throughout the entire month. Average high temperatures will climbing into the 50s by the end of the month! So, if you're looking for some relief from old man winter, that's something to look forward to! And more consistent 40s will move in later this month. But, overall, we'll still be on the cold side of average throughout the month according to the Climate Prediction Center.
Precipitation is a little more chaotic just because we have equal chances of above, below, and normal levels. Basically, this means that it's too tricky to tell exactly how wet or dry we'll be thanks to the spring season where almost anything is possible.