A just published forecast from AccuWeather predicts a late arrival from spring weather in the U.S. Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Great Lakes this year. For these areas, the last snowfall of the season may not be until the beginning of even the middle of March. For the Southeast, cold weather conditions are expected to end quickly by the beginning of spring, although the region is also predicted to experience above-normal rainfall and the potential for flooding. In the Midwest and Northern Plains, a faster transition to spring-like weather is expected from last year, when winter weather lingered into the middle of April. The Southern Plains are expected to warm up sooner, with temperatures in the 70s and 80s predicted there in March. As with parts of the nearby Southeast, this area is also expected to receive heavy rainfall. In Southern California and the Southwest, drought conditions are expected to ease thanks to precipitation events through the end of winter into the beginning of spring. For the Northwest and Northern Rockies, drier and warmer-than-normal conditions are predicted, as well as some late-season snow. AccuWeather observes that these areas missed out on frequent stormy weather over the winter, which could intensify drought issues there. Read the forecast at AccuWeather.