LOUISVILLE,KY (WAVE) - Itlooks like the spring of 2014 might hold both good news and bad news. After ourwinter prediction of colder and snowier came true, maybe we should start withthe good news.
While we still mightsee a few more snowflakes, it looks like most of trouble we've seen with shouldbe in the rear view mirror.
Now the bad news, itlooks like the cold will persist.
The groundhogpredicted it and so am I.
Spring in Kentuckianais going to get off to a slow start with lower than average temperatures and asusual we'll see stormy skies at times.
But some good news onthat front, we're seeing cooler sea water temperatures off the coast of SouthAmerica, which means there's no indication of El Nino at this point. That oftenindicates a lower risk of severe weather as we head into spring.
April showers willbring May flowers, but with the near-record setting snow we've had the groundis already saturated, so springtime showers could also bring problems withflooding.
The National Climate PredictionCenter expects us to get more than average rain this spring. We'll certainly bekeeping an eye on that.
After this winter springbreak can't come soon enough.
If you're planning atrip to Florida temperatures on the beaches of the Gulf are currently in thelow 60s, farther south they're already in the mid 70s.
Looking further aheadto the first Saturday in May I'll go with the Farmers' Almanac forecast fornow: warmer and dryer. Sunny and 72,sounds like an "odds-on favorite" to me.
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