Weather Authority: Dry Wednesday night gives way to washout Thursday

St. Patrick’s Day represents the calm before the storm, with cloudy skies and highs reaching the upper 40s.

Kathy Orr says overnight tonight will remain dry with lows not dropping much, just heading into the lower 40s.

Early Thursday morning the rain moves in between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m., highs will be in the 50s, but will feel raw with the rain. Rain could turn heavy in the midday hours. The rain will lessen during the dinner hours, but a wave of very heavy rain will plow through 8 p.m. and last through 10 p.m., or so.


Then, the cold side of the system moves through after midnight, bringing cold air and a changeover to snow. The region won’t see a lot of snow – perhaps a coating on grassy surfaces. But, Friday will be a blustery and cold day.

The first day of Spring is Saturday and, as if by magic, temperatures will soar into the 60s, bringing spring to life across the region.


WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Cloudy, dry. Low: 43

THURSDAY: Rainy day. High: 54, Low: 36

FRIDAY: Morning mix, blustery. High: 44, Low: 29

SATURDAY: Spring sunshine. High: 53, Low: 32



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