Below zero temperatures for the morning

Temperatures slowly rising to much warmer levels

Clear skies, arctic cold air, snow pack and light winds: it's the recipe for extreme temperatures and that's exactly the story for us heading toward the morning drive. We'll see temperatures plunge to zero or below by daybreak. Cincinnati set a new record low of 0°F already this morning.  The former record low was 2 degrees set in 1960. However, the stage is set for big changes over the next few days that will bring us above average temperatures.

The potential for a major warm up is on the way.

Friday brings plenty of sunshine, but afternoon highs will only reach the mid 20s.  This is about 25 degrees below average for early March.

Friday night will be partly cloudy and chilly as temperatures drop into the upper teens.  But at least it's not below zero!

The weekend will be relatively quiet weather wise and temperatures will start to improve a bit here in the Tri-State.  Highs on Saturday climb to 37°F with partly cloudy skies.   However, through the day, a disturbance swings nearby and brings clouds and a slight chance for precipitation, especially later in the day.

Partly to mostly cloudy skies stay through for Sunday and temperatures improve again.  We'll end up in the mid to low 40s.

As we head into next week, an areas of high pressure will slide to the southeast of the Tri-State. This will create a favorable position for us to see a significant warm up. Temperatures will rise into the 50s by mid-week and then closer to 60 degrees by Thursday. This means our snow pack will slowly melt over the coming week.

MORNING RUSH
Mostly clear
Much colder
Low -2
Record: 1 degree in 1960

FRIDAY
Mostly sunny
Remaining cold
High: 25

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy
Much below average (31)
Low: 18

SATURDAY
Partly cloudy
Late day isolated chance for light rain mixed with snow
High: 37

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy
Brief wintry mix
Low: 28

SUNDAY
Partly cloudy
A bit more cloud cover at times
High: 43

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