Posted: Mar 20, 2013 7:18 AM by Stormtracker Meteorologist Tom Ackerman
Welcome to the vernal equinox, also known as- the first day of spring! We've also hit the middle of the week and the weather is fairly quiet and definitely chilly for this time of the year. It's ironic that we're kicking off spring with well below average highs and a slim chance for a few snow showers across our eastern mountain counties. Expect a mostly to partly sunny, windy and chilly Wednesday with highs in the low to mid 40s (our average high is in the upper 50s) and an isolated rain/snow shower this afternoon as a weak wave of low pressure cuts across the Commonwealth. The best chance to see a few snow showers will be over the higher elevations of our eastern mountains this evening.
We're partly cloudy and cold tonight with lows in the upper teens to low 20s then Thursday hits... our coldest day of the week with highs in the mid to upper 30s! 40s return Friday with a few more rain/snow showers but our best shot at more active weather comes late in the weekend. After a partly sunny Saturday with highs in the upper 40s rain kick in Sunday. Enough cold air will wrap in that we could see a change to light snow Sunday night into Monday.