Posted: Mar 21, 2013 7:31 AM by Stormtracker Meteorologist Tom Ackerman
Updated: Mar 21, 2013 7:49 AM
Arctic air has invaded for the 1st full day of spring and we're about as far away from feeling like spring as you can get! After a wicked cold March morning (teens & 20s) and a few snow showers/flurries we're heading for a Thursday afternoon with some sunshine but highs only in the mid 30s which is 20 degrees or more below average for this time of the year. Expect upper teens to low 20s again tonight with partly cloudy skies.
As a wave of low pressure toward the gulf coast ramps up we may see a little moisture making it into our southern counties Friday in the form of a few snow to rain showers as highs reach the low to mid 40s Friday afternoon. The Bluegrass and northern counties will remain dry. The unusual March chill hangs on this weekend as another storm takes aim... cold rain is likely late Saturday with highs around 50. As low pressure tracks across the Commonwealth it will drag another shot of colder air with it and we may see the rain transition to light accumulating snow by Sunday morning. Right now the best chance looks to be over northern Kentucky and into southern Indiana & Ohio. Don't expect a warm up any time soon... colder air stays with us through at least the middle of next week!