MARCH ROLLS IN LIKE A BABY LION:
Our Spring Fling is coming to an end after a few days of sunshine and spring-like temps in the 50s and 60s. It was nice while it lasted!
A storm system is moving in from the southwest and our mild temps will begin to fall this afternoon as scattered showers begin to move in from the southwest.
By 9pm tonight we’ll begin to see a few pockets of showers. Notice how temps have slid back into the 30s and 40s for most of us–while well away from the lake in Newton and Jasper counties we’re still holding on to the 50s.
More organized showers will move in overnight tonight into the early morning hours Friday. Temps should hold in the 30s and 40s as a slug of mild air rides up the Ohio Valley to our east. This will put a pause on any cold air moving in…at least for a few hours.
Still dealing with a few organized areas of rain for the Thursday morning commute. Plan to take the umbrella (and winter jacket) to work with you tomorrow!
Our final slug of moisture moves through during the morning hours Thursday. As the system moves east–that colder air (both here at the surface and above us in the atmosphere) finally begins to wrap into this system. As a result–we’ll likely see a “sloppy rain” develop with large, wet snowflakes mixing in during mid to late morning. Some locations may see a changeover to all wet snow–others will see a mix–and some will stay all rain.
The good news is–the moisture will begin to pull out just in time for the cold air to really work in up above us–so any leftover snow will begin to clear out by afternoon. We may have a few lake effect snow showers–but notice temps. All above freezing–so area roadways won’t experience any issues tomorrow afternoon.
As far as accumulations are concerned–it doesn’t look like much. If the rain turns over to snow an hour or two earlier than forecast–we may end up with a few slushy inches–but most of us will see that changeover mid to late morning–and given the relatively mild temps–we’re not anticipating an impactful storm by any means. Most of you will see an inch or less of slushy, wet snow–but it will be a reminder that it’s still late winter around these parts!