Spring and winter fight it out this week

Good Monday, everyone. Our last full week of March is off and running with close to normal weather. Of course, March and “normal” don’t always go together, and this week will prove that point. Spring starts the week, but winter looks to end it.

Before I get into the local part of the forecast, let’s talk about the weather for Kentucky basketball fans heading to Cleveland. Here’s a breakdown:

– Thursday starts wet and windy, with gusty showers and highs about 50. Readings drop into the 30s during the afternoon, with some snow showers and flurries by evening.

– Friday through Sunday looks cold! Lows will drop into the teens, with afternoon highs from the upper 20s to the middle 30s. Dress for winter!

Ok, let’s get into the weather in the Bluegrass State.

A warm front will lift northward across the region Tuesday with the chance of a shower or two. Temps will be pretty low for areas getting in on clouds and showers, with much milder air across the southern and western parts of the state.

Highs by Wednesday look to hit 70 or better for many areas:

GFS

That mild air is ahead of a strong cold front that surges Thursday. Widespread showers and some rumbles of thunder will be a good bet:

Euro 4

Much colder air comes in during the afternoon and evening, and that cold continues to push in for Friday. That’s when we watch a piece of energy sliding across the southern end of the jet stream dip:

Euro 5

That could produce a swath of light snow and flurries across our region and into the Carolinas. We need to keep an eye on that setup, because it can produce a little bigger storm system.

The air behind that is even colder for Saturday, as highs may struggle to get out of the 30s:

GFS 2

Make it a great Monday and take care.

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