The National Weather Service is warning that warmer weather is expected in the coming weeks.
That could mean a longer wait for the next cold snap to pass.
The National Weather Center issued its first temperature forecast for the central and eastern United States for March 13-17.
This year’s forecast, which is based on a combination of computer models and weather records, shows an average temperature of 41 degrees Fahrenheit and the chance of a cold snap this weekend of at least 4 percent.
For the Central Plains, a temperature average of 41.5 degrees Fahrenheit is expected.
A cold snap in March means snowfall totals in the hundreds of inches.
This could put even the best-equipped homes under a foot of snow.
“This could be a really significant storm event for many places,” said Greg Jones, the weather service’s director of winter weather.
If temperatures stay high and the cold snap lasts through March, the storm could bring a storm surge of more than 3 feet.
If it doesn’t pass, the threat of a storm would remain until the end of May.
This article originally appeared on Fox News.