A Cold Look Next Week

Good Friday, everyone. Much better weather continues to blow into the bluegrass state today, leading to a nice looking weekend. The dry weather is certainly what we need, but the focus going forward is on a pattern skewed more toward winter than spring.

None of this is welcome news to your friendly weatherdude, who is also president of the #teamspring movement. 😉

Highs on this Friday will be in the upper 40s and low 50s with skies becoming mostly sunny by the afternoon. A strong northwesterly wind will add a chill to the air.

Saturday and Sunday continue to look very nice with plenty of sunshine controlling our weather. Highs on Saturday will be back in the upper 40s and low 50s, with highs deep into the 50s by Sunday. Lows both days will hit the 20s, leading to frost and freezing conditions.

A strong cold front moves in Monday, bringing gusty winds to go along with showers and storms. This happens as a winter looking pattern develops in our region and across much of the eastern half of the country. Watch how a slow-moving, cutoff low follows the font, bringing the chance for rain and snow…

That model run takes the snow chance all the way into the south…

I will have another update later today. Make it a good one and take care.


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14 Responses to A Cold Look Next Week

  1. Jeff Hamlin says:

    Just the normal ups and downs of late winter and early spring.

  2. Mike says:

    #bringit, #teamlatesnow

  3. Chris Mercer says:

    March 22 is the average for the last measurable snowfall in Lexington. The average last “trace” of snow (flurries, etc) is April 7.

    As far as freezing temps go, the last average freeze is April 14th.

    I’m not quite on team Spring yet because I don’t want everything to bloom out this early and then get killed by a freeze. Once we get into April and the chances for snow, freeze, etc go way down I will be in!

    I am on team 50’s and sunny though! And that seems what we will get for a few days at least.

    • Jeff Hamlin says:

      Averages are just that. We average mid 50s for March because of the intense ups and downs from 75 one day to 42 the next and so on. I like it because it means better days are coming.

  4. bgbecky says:

    Dogwoods, tulips and some trees are bloomed/blooming here in BG!!!

  5. bgbecky says:

    Dogwoods, tulips and some trees are bloomed/blooming here in BG!!!

  6. TennMark says:

    An outlook for this spring’s severe wx season.
    http://www.ustornadoes.com/2018/03/01/spring-2018-seasonal-tornado-outlook/

    BTW, today marks six years since the March 2 2012 tornadoes, including West Liberty KY and Henryville IN.

  7. Rodger in Dodger says:

    Owensboro had 12″ of heavy snow on March 19-20, 1996. Rodger doesn’t see that happening next week but March can bring snow, fer sure. Rodger in Dodger

    • TennMark says:

      I experienced the incredible March 13 1993 blizzard in Morristown TN. Nearly two feet of snow (forgot the official amount) but the winds blew drifts almost to window level in some cases. Even some blizzard conditions in the Florida panhandle which had not happened before and hasn’t since.

      As a nine year old, what an adventure that 93 storm was. Since then I have evolved into a warm weather person although I still like tracking snowstorms. My wife continues to be a snow lover.

      • Terry says:

        I was 10 here in Harlan….had over 30 inches in the valley but drifts over 10 feet! No snow storm has come close to that storm since, so yeah, March can bring it but it is not too often. April snowstorms are very rare but we had one in 87 when I was 4 years-old!

        • TennMark says:

          Yea, I’ve read even northeastern Alabama had up to nine inches snow on April 3 1987, and Birmingham had their latest measureable snow ever (only trace snows later in any April). Kentucky and Tennessee still have many snow records standing from that storm. I have to rely on relative descriptions and reading material, as I was only three at the time!

          April 3 is a double noteworthy date, as April 3 1974 was the so-called Super Outbreak of tornadoes.

  8. englishteatime says:

    Thanks so much, Jenni!

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