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A cold front blasting across half of the country is likely to mix with a storm over the weekend, which could make for a snowy first couple of days of spring on the East Coast.
After above average temperatures for most of the winter, and especially March, the Plains, Midwest, East Coast and even Southeast could see temperatures drop anywhere from 5 to 25 degrees below average starting Saturday, according to Weather Channel meteorologist Michael Palmer.
Accompanying the cold air in the East will be a storm that has already dropped nearly a foot of snow in parts of Colorado, Palmer said.
While weather models haven't solidified a path for the weekend storm, meteorologists say a swath from Eastern New England to Long Island could get more than 6 inches of snow on Sunday and Monday.
If the storm does materialize, New York City, Upstate New York and Pennsylvania could get about 2 inches or more with heavier snow possible in surrounding areas, according to Weather.com. That new forecast predicts significantly less snow than the 5-8 inches that had been considered possible for New York City earlier in the week.
While the track of the storm is still not completely solidified, the East can most certainly expect some cold air over the weekend.
Many New Yorkers likely won't be prepared for the chilly snap. The cold blast follows weeks of above-average temperatures, including record-breaking 80s in Albany earlier this month.
But those in the Northeast can return their heavy coats back to storage by the middle of the week when temperatures will be slightly above-average again.