So the rumors of a cold start to March are likely reality over the coming days. Nothing arctic, nothing that will have you running for the nearest space heater, but highs near 40 on Sunday isn't exactly a warm reminder of Spring being around the corner.
The trough that's digging down across the eastern half of the country, bringing colder air to us, will really bring the brunt of chill across the Deep South and Southeast on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The West and Rockies will get the taste of Spring, with 80's likely in Arizona this weekend as high pressure ridges in aloft.
For us, it's a continuation of a cool to cold pattern that has been in place more often than not since the latter portions of January. February will finish with below average temperatures and we've been running at or below average more often than not since January 21st.