La Niña weather pattern will continue into the spring
Weather presenter explaining about weather forecast.

(Jefferson County) We are in the last official week of the winter season but instead of dealing with snow or ice like last week, temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s are in the forecast with sunshine and spotty chances of showers here and there.

On a global scale we are in a La Niña weather pattern, which means a cooling of surface ocean waters across the Pacific.

Melissa Mainhart is a Meteorologist with the National Weather Service (NWS) in St. Louis. She explains how the broad weather pattern affects everyday weather.

So how will a more variable polar jet impact our weather locally.

Spring officially begins this Sunday and will end on June 21st.