Wintry Start to March

Posted at 2:52 PM, Mar 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-01 17:39:00-05

Welcome to meteorological … umm “spring.” These early days of March will not feel like spring, almost the opposite in fact. If there was to be a “pick day” this weekend, Saturday would be the one. We will stay mostly dry with clouds, maybe some peeks of sun, and milder temperatures. Highs will climb into the mid to upper 40s. The end of the weekend and early next week will bring a real blast of winter back to the Bluegrass.

There will be a few key players. First, a cold front that will slice through the Commonwealth late Saturday. A strong Arctic high will build across the middle of the country. This will allow very cold air to pour south. As the Arctic air is settling in, a strong storm system will march across the Southern Plains and Southeast. This storm will be carrying plenty of moisture. The two will meet up and set the stage for an active wintry event for the Bluegrass. Periods of rain and snow will be possible on Sunday. Snow accumulations are possible, especially north of I-64.​ But if the storm takes a more northerly turn, we could get stuck with a 35° rain. Yuck! The southerly track is looking a bit more likely at this point, meaning periods of rain and snow remain in play. It will all come down to storm track over the next 24 hours.