A storm spreading rain across the South this week will take a northward jog and spread snow into part of the Northeast on Friday.
Spring officially arrives on Friday, March 20, at 6:45 p.m. EDT, but Old Man Winter may have the last laugh.
Colder air will invade the Northeast during the middle days of the week, and the atmosphere is likely to remain just cold enough for some wet snow from part of the mid-Atlantic to possibly as far north as New England before the week draws to a close.
How far north the storm tracks as it nears the Atlantic coast will determine whether or not precipitation reaches the swath from Philadelphia to New York City and Boston.
A stronger storm tracking farther north into the cold air could translate to a significant snowfall in the upper part of the mid-Atlantic coast to southeastern New England.
Should the storm remain weak and take a more easterly track, precipitation may never reach New England.
Additional waves of cold air forecast to move in through the first part of April could lead to additional opportunities for late-season snow in the region.
As a another storm system slices to the east from the Great Lakes on Saturday, there could be a second chance at snow in New England in areas that might be missed by the first round of snow from Friday.