If March comes in like a lamb, the old saying goes, it will go out like a lion.
The third month of 2017 arrived damp and reasonably warm at 12:00:01 a.m. after a February that was nothing like winter here in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern Virginia.
The thermometer on our back porch read 55 degrees at 6 a.m. at our house on March 1, 2017, and the forecast calls for highs in the 60s with scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon.
According to the Roanoke/Blacksburg office of the National Weather Service, the weather then cools off with an overnight low of 36, a high of 47 on Thursday with a low just below freezing (30 degrees) just before daylight on Friday, followed by a high of 38 then a bone chilling low of 21 overnight before things start warming up again with a high of 49 on Saturday and 56 on Sunday before we head back into the 60s on Monday and highs in the 50s through the week before 61 on Friday of next week.
Then 6os expected starting on March 10 and remaining there in the week following.
In other words, the winter that wasn’t continues.
Will Mother Nature find a way to kick us in the ass by the end of March?