People looking for a fast warm-up on the first few days of spring will have to cool down their weather expectations.
"March is normally unsettled," said Eric Finkenbinder, meteorologist with WHTM abc27. "It's breezy and chilly. It's not going to warm up fast. The (temperature) high should be in the low 50s, but we will have low to mid 40s for the next few days."
Spring may begin with rain or some snow showers Wednesday afternoon, though the area will be too warm for accumulation, said Mike Pigott, senior meteorologist with AccuWeather.
He said the rest of the week will remain cool in the 40s, though normal temperature for this time of year is 55 degrees.
"Because of cold air, snow can't be ruled out next week," Pigott added.
The area may not have seen the last of snow, said Barry Lambert, senior meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
"We're watching for another storm for early next week from the northeast part of the country," he said. "We're watching whether it will be cold enough here to make snow."
If the storm tracks west, the area could receive some rain with temperatures in the 40s and 50s. However, if the storm goes south, then the area could get at least six inches of snow with 35 degree weather, Lambert said.
For the winter, York County has received about 13 inches of snow, compared to the normal average of 25 inches, according Finkenbinder.
Also, winter was slightly warmer than usual with temperature averaging 34.4, 2.2 degrees above the norm, Finkenbinder and Lambert said.
While March is still trying to shake off winter, local residents are getting ready for their spring gardening activities.
Shirley Thornton of York City said she started some garden work in February, moving around some of her plants.
"I'm excited about spring," she said. "I think it's been a very easy winter for the garden. I'll spend a lot of hours transplanting, dividing, mulching, then watering. I'll be out there a lot of hours. I'll be pretty much done by Memorial Day."
John and Nancy Fox, also city residents, said spring means they can remove old plants, split several plants and do other garden maintenance activities.
Nancy Fox said some new floral growth and bright green colors are starting to pop up in the garden, and some flowers are blooming.
"It's a pleasant sign that spring (is) here," she said. "Hurray!"
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