Lexington reached the freezing mark for the first time since Sunday this afternoon. Despite the Arctic air and little snow cover, the strong March sunshine couldn’t keep us down for long.The warming trend will be slow, but we are climbing out of this March cold snap.
Thursday’s high temperature will be near 40°. That’s certainly better than the 20s and 30s we’ve had so far this week, but still some ten degrees below our normal high. The chilly air will hang around through the end of the work week as a cold front drops through Thursday afternoon. This will usher in enough cold air that a weak wave moving out of the Plain could produce a little light snow for the Bluegrass into Friday morning.
From 10 degrees below- to 10 degrees above-normal. Over the weekend it will feel like someone flipped a switch. A warm surge will send highs into the 60s. Along with these spring-like temperatures we are tracking the potential for heavy rain and some strong storms Saturday night and early Sunday.
While the springtime temperatures will be fantastic, unfortunately it’s just a tease. Temperatures will return to “normal” early next week with highs near 50°. Another warm up will move in late week. But winter isn’t through just yet. Another shot of Arctic air will be sent southward in the days leading up to the Vernal Equinox. It’s not time to put your winter wardrobe away just yet.