I've been waiting to post this for a few days until I was a little more sure. If you've seen the forecasts, you know it will be cooler next week, but nothing crazy-cold. It looks like we could be in for some real winter temperatures by this time next week, and it could stay mostly cold until about March 6. The CFS model (long-range climate model) has been showing very cold for the last part of Feb and first part of March for the past 3 or 4 days. It seems like the other weather models (GFS and ECMWF) are slowly starting to trend colder late next week with each day, especially the ECMWF. It typically takes the GFS longer to latch on to these cold snaps, so I'm not surprised it's lagging the ECMWF.
I hope I'm wrong. I'm tired of the cold and really enjoyed the past week of warm temperatures. But I'm pretty confident real winter temperatures are returning. Hopefully it won't last too long.
It's still a week or more away, so things could still change. I'll post more in a couple of days.