Spring is almost here! We're now two weeks away from the official start of spring, which is March 20th at 7:02am EDT. This is when the vernal equinox occurs, which is when the sun's rays are directly centered over the equator, making our night and day length equal. Given the wintry weather we've had this week I think a lot of folks are ready for it!
SPRING COUNTDOWN: 14 Days
Between last night and this morning the Louisville Metro picked up anywhere from a trace to two inches of snow depending on where you live. You'll see that on the estimated snow total map from NWS Louisville on the right (click for a larger view). As we've been saying all along, areas to the north and east would receive more while areas to the south and west would get less. Snow systems like this are a tricky forecast and I we did a pretty good job with this one!
Check out the snow cover in the US right now. 38.9% of the country is covered by snow and you can tell that areas in the Virginias and Maryland have been the big winners with this storm snow-wise.
Chances for rain and certainly snow across the area will be nonexistent over the next few days as the storm that affected us moves out and high pressure moves in. Temperatures will be on the increase through the weekend with 40's tomorrow, upper 40's to 50 on Friday, and 50's on Saturday. Sunday's highs look to be in the mid 60's across the area. What a warm-up! Be sure to get out and enjoy it.
Our next chance of rain comes on Monday and Tuesday as an upper trough and associated low pressure move through the region. This will unfortunately put a damper on the warm temperatures for next week but at least we won't see anything too frigid.