A cold start to spring

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The calendar says spring, but old man winter is getting the last laugh as a winter looking and feeling pattern engulfs much of the country. At this point… those of us wanting some honest to goodness spring warmth are ready to throw in the towel.

A weak system is working across the state this evening and will bring a touch of rain and snow showers… especially across the south and southeast. The big news from this front will be the amount of cold air that pours in behind it for tonight and Thursday. Readings by tomorrow morning will be in the upper teens and lower 20s.

Those highs are at or below where our normal LOW temps should be at this time of year. That brings us to a very active weather period that will feature two systems we will have to deal with. The first arrives in western Kentucky on Friday with some rain and snow.

Moisture looks to increase across central and eastern Kentucky Friday night into Saturday and that’s likely to be in the form of a mix that changes to rain. A second system will then make a run at us late in the weekend.

That scenario would mean rain for Sunday would go over to a shot of snow Sunday night or Monday as the low wraps up to our east. It would also tug down another monster blast of cold air that would be accompanied by widespread snow showers into the middle of next week.