By Mark Abrams

By Mark Abrams

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The calendar says today is the start of Spring, but Accu-Weather’s long-range forecaster is expecting winter-like temperatures to hang on for a few more weeks.

Senior meteorologist Paul Pastelok says the winter here in Philadelphia fell short of his expectations in terms of snowfall, but the winter season isn’t going away quietly.

“Officially, I think it was around seven inches at the airport. That’s, of course, covering the south part of the city. But this season, the normals are in the 20s, we are only in the single digits for snowfall amounts officially. And we still have one more event to go to get us into double digits, but at this point it looks like a tough call.”

Pastelok says another big storm like the ones that raked New England and Canada with snow in recent weeks, is making its way from the West across the country and could bring us some snow early next week.

He says he doesn’t expect more seasonable, warmer, spring-like temperatures to arrive in our region until mid-to-late April.

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