The spring preview will be short lived as colder air makes a comeback this weekend along with a fresh round of snow.
The National Weather Service says multiple winter systems will bring heavy winds and waves of snow to the Inland NW.
New York City can expect 2 to 4 inches of snow while points north and west could get 4 to 6 inches of accumulation before the fast-moving storm is over.
GFS model precipitation type forecast for the peak of the storm, Saturday night, showing a messy mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain, and rain.
Winter weather advisories are in effect for portions from southern Pennsylvania into southeastern Main, where less snow is expected, but travel could still be hard.
Monday night will have a continued chance for a few thunderstorms here and there, with a low of 58 and winds still gusty at 15 to 25 miles an hour. About an inch is possible.
"In Missoula, we're looking at between three to six inches of snow", he said.
There's a lot of interesting forecast challenges over the next several days from how much snow we're going to get to how warm it's going to be. Highs around 40°F. Wind chill values as low as 21°F.
Weather data graphs as of 8:40am on Saturday, February 17, 2018 as reported by a weather station located near Ferndale High School.
Temperatures are expected to rebound later in the day on Sunday with highs in the upper 40s and touching 50 for the holiday on Monday. The highest totals will shift further inland to central and western MA and parts of New Hampshire and Vermont. The low will be about 16 degrees with a 70 percent chance for snow and northwesterly winds up to about 17 miles per hour. Basically, the mountains for this event will see the snow measured not in inches, but in feet.
Sunday (Day): Mostly sunny. Light rain showers arrive in the evening and linger into Tuesday morning, then the big warm-up begins.