Jennifer Edwards Baker reports:
The first day of March may arrive by week’s end, but winter is not over yet.
After a strong start today with plenty of sun and a high temperature near 50 degrees, a storm system will move Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky from Texas, bringing rain by Tuesday and a mix of rain and snow showers on Wednesday.
Rain will start falling by 5 a.m. Tuesday and continue throughout the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.
The high will be 46 degrees. Overnight lows will fall to the upper 30s.
Rain will mix with snow showers before noon Wednesday before switching to all rain. The high will be 41. No accumulation is expected.
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As the mercury falls Wednesday night, the rain will turn back into snow. Just a dusting, or less than a tenth of an inch, is expected to accumulate. The overnight low will slip to 32.
Winter’s blast will continue Thursday with a 50 percent chance for snow showers by 3 p.m. and a high temperature struggling to reach 40.
Thursday night will be mostly cloudy with a low falling to 30.
The first weekend of March will resemble one in January with highs in the mid-30s and overnight lows in the 20s.
Usually this time of year, the daytime high reaches the upper 40s with overnight lows in the upper 20s or low 30s.