Winter Weather Alerts Issued As First Day Of Spring Arrives

Sergio Conner
March 21, 2018

Tomorrow: Partly sunny, cold, gusty wind.

Highs in the upper 40s will take care of most of the issues on main and secondary roads.

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The first full day of spring looks and feels like a late winter day, with wet snow clinging to the grass and trees, but less on the roads due to our recent warmth.

Rain will be a factor throughout the day and will likely become a rain/snow mix around 2 a.m. Wednesday when temperatures dip into the mid-30s.

The widespread, heavy rain will continue for Tuesday morning with the possibility of an isolated storm to mix in. Higher totals are also expected to the northwest across Louisville and Lexington as the wrap-around band of snow is expected to be heavy. Expect lows in the mid 40s tonight with winds starting to pick up. These are just a few things to keep in mind with this forecast.

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While spring may have officially started yesterday, the forecast calls for a fourth snowstorm to cover the region beginning today. Highs reach only the upper 30s to low 40s, with winds gusting from the northwest near 35 miles per hour.

Tomorrow night: Winds diminish, although we should maintain a breeze from the northwest around 10-15 miles per hour. Could see a flurry or snow shower as well.

Thursday and Friday will be dry with sunshine. This system should be weaker than today's but bears watching.

There is a 40 to 60 inch base of machine-made snow on Appalachian Ski Mountain, but NBC Charlotte's meteorologists are forecasting it will receive anywhere from three to six inches of real snow.

Snow in Hagerstown, Md., March 20.

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