Spring may be right around the corner, but one weather forecaster is predicting a slow warm up and additional winter weather, which will result in more weather-related insurance claims.

AccuWeather.com Chief Long-Range Forecaster and Expert Senior Meteorologist Joe Bastardi issued his forecast last week, stating that it reflected a “reluctant spring in areas that have had the hardest winter.” He said that more winter weather is on the way for the Northeast, as a negative North Atlantic Oscillation Pattern (NOA) is “notorious this time of year.” According to Bastardi, a negative NAO leads to storminess along the eastern seaboard, something confirmed over the weekend and early this week when a snowstorm slammed the East Coast, including Washington, D.C.

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