The first days of March 2020 will bring about a potent storm system in the eastern United States that’ll eventually drop plenty of significant rain and snow. An area of low pressure will form over the southern Rockies this weekend and head south and east. On Monday and Tuesday, a wave of low pressure will become established over eastern Texas and the mid-Mississippi River Valley. On Wednesday, that storm system will start sending precipitation up into the northeast. Late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, the storm will re-organize over the New England coastline. As this reorganization occurs, it’ll intensify, dropping very heavy rain over the I-95 corridor and some significant snow north and west from there.
The National Weather Service is expressing concerns for both heavy rain and severe weather from this storm system. More than 5″ of rain could fall over portions of the Mississippi and Ohio River Valleys, creating flooding concerns there. There could also be a severe weather outbreak early in the week over the interior southeast. As the storm shifts north and taps into colder air, wind-whipped heavy snow will become an issue, mainly for interior New England.
While the first days of March are forecast to be active, overall they won’t be very wintry. While early to mid March has been the time prior blockbuster blizzards have impacted the eastern United States, there appears to be no supportive pattern in the forecast for such a situation through at least mid-March.