Winter will end on a warmer note for us in northern New England that's according to a three-month outlook through April released by WSI, a division of The Weather Company.

February, overall, is expected to trend generally warmer than average over the eastern two-thirds of the nation, with the best chance of above-average warmth from the northern Plains and Great Lakes into the mid-Atlantic states and New England.


After a fairly strong warm spell ushers in February in the East, some colder air is expected to spread from the West across the rest of the East to round out February's first week.

However, long-range guidance suggests the February temperature pattern is broadly similar to the composite of past strong El Niños, featuring a mild North and chilly South.

The tier near the Canadian border from eastern North Dakota to Maine trended milder than average in the spring in those late winter and early spring periods.

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