For the first time since the evening of Feb. 8, temperatures in Caldwell County will climb above the freezing point and more moderate temperatures and weather will move in over the weekend.
The forecast high for today (Saturday) is 36 degrees, the first emergence above 32 degrees — the freezing point of water, also zero degrees Celsius — in 12 days.
The high temps forecast by the National Weather Service for Caldwell County this week are 45 on Sunday and 43 on Monday with a leap to 53 degrees on Tuesday.
In fact, with a predicted low of 35 degrees Tuesday night, that will be the first full day above freezing since Jan. 30. Other forecast lows this week are 21 degrees tonight, 30 Sunday and 31 Monday.
According to the National Weather Service office in Paducah, Princeton received 3.5 inches of snow in the weather event Wednesday night into Thursday. Crittenden County received 2 inches, while Madisonville got 3 and Hopkinsville had 3 to 4 inches.
Caldwell County is predicted to receive precipitation this week of a more moderate nature.
There is a 70% chance of rain Sunday night before 3 a.m. Monday and a slight chance of showers Wednesday night into Thursday, when the predicted low will be 37 degrees.