Much colder air heading our way

Wednesday Afternoon Temps

The month of March locally is known for wild swings in temperature. And, this first full week of the month will live up to the billing.

WINTRY CHILL RETURNS WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY

A clipper system rolls by to our north Wednesday. This will drag another cold front through our viewing area and open the door for some much colder air to move in. A strengthening flow from the northwest will keep conditions breezy and chilly for most of the day with morning temperatures in the 30s, then afternoon highs only reaching the mid 40s (30s local mountains).

That northwesterly flow could also allow from some patchy areas of flurries or light snow showers at higher elevations of the Plateau and the Blue Ridge/Smoky Mtns. No major problems are expected locally from this. Just a reminder that technically it is still Winter!

A clearing sky for Wednesday Night allow temperatures to fall into the mid/upper 20s. A mix of clouds and sun Thursday with temperatures again well below average with afternoon highs mainly in the 40s. Temperatures should drop back below freezing again through Friday Morning.

SUNNY FRIDAY & A LITTLE MILDER

The end of the work week should have a nice afternoon! A below freezing start, then sunny with afternoon temperatures in the mid/upper 50s.

SOGGY WEEKEND WEATHER & POSSIBLE STORMS

A low pressure system moving in locally from the southern Plains states could provide us with some light rain starting Saturday Morning into Saturday afternoon. That "low" should move through our viewing area Saturday Night and Sunday Morning allowing for a continuation of off and on showers. We will also have to be watchful for the potential development of strong to severe storms. Once the system moves east later Sunday, a northerly flow takes over and once again provides a chill. 50s for highs over the weekend (possibly near 60 Sunday before the cold air returns). Then, sharply colder with lower 30s late Sunday Night.

As always, you can depend on the StormTrack 9 Team for updates!

David Glenn

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