We’re Supposed to Get Snow on the First Day of Spring

Here comes the fourth nor’easter this March.


Thinking about why March is so cruel. | Photo: Visit Philly.

Winter’s not over yet — even if Tuesday is the first day of spring.

Forecasters expect the fourth nor’easter of the month to dump 4 to 6 inches of snow on the city this week.

According to the National Weather Service, precipitation could begin on Monday night, likely in the form of rain. As temperatures cool, however, that could change to sleet and snow throughout Tuesday. We’ll likely see no more than an inch of snow by Tuesday night.

Wednesday is the day to worry about. The NWS says there’s still a high degree of uncertainty in its forecast — and for the most part, the organization expects snowfall accumulations between 4 and 6 inches, as mentioned.

However, forecasters also say there’s a 10 percent chance of higher snowfall, which could bring as much as 9 inches of snow to the city. If that happens, extensive tree damage and power outages could occur once again.

Again, there’s still a high level of uncertainty — but the NWS is showing multiple scenarios to best prepare residents for potential outcomes.

All of this only confirms the fact that March is indeed the worst month as far as weather goes.