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Kirby Adams visits meteorologist John Belski as he shows some clues that nature offers on signs of how cold or snowy a winter may be in the Louisville area.
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Today is the first day of spring, so it’s time to frolic in Cherokee Park and crack out the shorts, right? 

Wrong. So, so wrong. 

Louisville can expect anywhere from 2 to 3 inches of snow between Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Zach Taylor. 

Temperatures will be “unseasonably cold” on Tuesday, according to Taylor. With a high of 39 degrees and a low 30 degrees throughout the day. 

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There is a 100 percent chance of snow between Tuesday evening and early Wednesday morning.

Weather will start getting dicey between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., Tuesday as cold rain will start transitioning to wet snow. 

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“Around that time until the early hours Wednesday morning is when commuters should watch out for slick spots and ice on the roads,” Taylor added. 

On Wednesday there is snow likely before 1 p.m., with rain to follow. The temperature on Wednesday will be a high of 41 degrees and a low of 26 degrees. 

The possibility of snow may increase throughout the weekend, too. 

Thomas Novelly: 502-582-4465; tnovelly@courierjournal.com; Twitter: @TomNovelly. Support strong local journalism by subscribing today: www.courier-journal.com/tomn.

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