Jennifer Edwards Baker reports:
Be sure to grab your umbrella as you head out the door this morning.
Heavy downpours and perhaps even a thunderstorm will soak Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky today, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.
It’s 39 degrees with a wind chill of 31 at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. The mercury will reach the low-40s by noon. Later, the high temperature will reach 45 degrees.
The rain will continue tonight as the temperature falls to 35 degrees. By early Wednesday, the rain will turn into a wintry mix with some snow showers, which could make the morning rush hour slick.
The wintry mix will switch to all snow showers after 9 a.m. Less than half an inch of accumulation is possible.
It will feel noticeably colder and breezier by Wednesday afternoon as the mercury struggles to reach the upper 30s. Winds could gust as high as 25.
More snow showers could fall Wednesday night and again Thursday morning. The low will fall to 23 degrees, and the temperature will only rebound into the mid-30s by Thursday afternoon.
There’s a slight chance for more snow showers again Thursday night. The low will plunge to 29.
The month of March will definitely come in like a lion Friday with a high temperature only reaching 36 degrees. It should be cloudy and dry.
The weekend will be colder than normal for this time of year. Daytime highs typically reach the mid or upper 40s.
Instead, expect high temperatures of 33 both Saturday and Sunday along with a mix of clouds.
The cold trend will stick around through at least the first part of next week.