Cooler, dry weekend before warming next week (3/17/23)
Rainfall from overnight into Friday morning left some areas with over an inch total, with heavier rains falling near Fairdealing. Paducah and Carbondale were reporting less total rain only measured at half an inch. Across the board though, a soggy start to St. Patrick’s Day that eventually saw clearing and plenty of sunshine.
Tonight, we remain cooler as temperatures fall to the upper 20s to start the weekend. Winds will be calmer tonight and we’ll be clear in the overnight hours as we start a dry stretch into next week.
High temperatures will not go far by the afternoon. A northwesterly breeze will stick with us on Saturday, making it feel cooler, too. By Sunday, the winds will shift back to the south and we start our next warming trend.
One of our new products to be shared each Friday will include an Allergy Outlook by EBO MD. Looking into this weekend, grass and ragweed counts will be low through Sunday. But tree pollen and mold counts look to be on the higher end especially through Saturday.
Next week, by the coming of spring, we hit a warming trend. From Saturday through next Thursday, we could see almost a 30-degree temperature jump in daytime highs. Rain chances will pick up by the middle of next week. For now, dry and cool.
Meteorologist Jessica Blum
FOX 23 Storm Alert Team