With temperatures set to rise into the 70s, a few people are probably wondering if the Newtown area is out of the woods yet in terms of big snow storms.
The short answer is “no.”
“There’s always a chance. You can’t rule out mother nature,” Valerie Meola, a meteorologist at the Mt. Holly National Weather Service office, told NewtownPANow.com.
According to Meola, the National Weather Service puts out trend forecasts in three months blocks. In March through May and May through July, the average temperature looks like it will be above the normal average. This doesn’t mean there won’t be shorter cold periods, Meola said.
Temperature averages for regions can vary year to year, and it is looking, as of now that 2017 will be a warmer than average.
According to Meola, the higher averages will proceed through July, making spring an even warmer than usual as well.
While the area hasn’t seen any large snow storms so far this winter, there’s still plenty of time for things to change before winter ends on Monday, March 20.
Ironically, Thursday is the 30th anniversary of a large nor’easter that slammed Bucks County and the East Coast.
Forecasters are calling for high temperatures near 70 degrees from Thursday through Saturday before highs drop down to around 50 again.