LOUISVILLE, Ky. — March snow events are not uncommon - just four years ago we had 5-10" of snowfall on March 20 and 21 (more on that winter storm).
Models are in good agreement this time around, calling for minor snow accumulations. The snow is expected to begin Friday night and end by early Saturday morning. Much heavier amounts of snow are likely to our east over the Appalachians. It's still a little early to say how much accumulation we could expect, but the recent trend has been toward 1" to 4" with the higher amounts likely east of I-65 in Kentucky.
Saturday's cold spell and wicked wind chills will be the other big part of this story. Don't put away the heavy coats just yet! Highs Saturday likely only manages to get into the upper 20s. With gusty winds 20-30 miles per hour, wind chills will be in the single digits and teens. The St. Patrick's Day Parade returns Saturday, so if you're going to that be sure to bundle up.
Although Saturday stays below freezing, Temperatures will be back to the 40s Sunday, then near 60° to kick off next week. This snow event will have a very short lifespan.
Thankfully, this March snow - as with most March snowfalls - won't last long. Our recent warm weather has made the ground relatively warm, which won't be kind to the first snowflakes and will help to melt the snow from below once everything is done.
Don't forget about the time change on Sunday - we're springing forward by one hour, so be sure to set your clocks accordingly! We lose an hour of sleep, but it will still be light out up to 8 p.m.
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