Rain then even a little snow will stop spring fling cold in its tracks

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PIX11 WEATHER CENTER (PIX11) — Rain will develop late Monday and showers will persist through Tuesday. As colder air moves in, the rain may change over to snow early Wednesday.

A strong cold front is slowly drifting eastward toward the area. The rain could develop after midnight Monday for areas north and west. For the city, the rain will take its time and will arrive at around daybreak. The rain will be on and off through the day but could be heavy at times. Thunderstorms are possible, especially Tuesday evening.

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Colder air will fill in as the front passes Tuesday night. It may actually get cold enough that a changeover to wet snow or sleet will be possible before the precipitation ends early Wednesday morning.

With warmer ground temperatures, any snow that falls should not accumulate for most of the area. Areas north and west could perhaps get a coating or a bit more.

After the precipitation ends, it will be dramatically cooler on Wednesday. Highs will struggle to reach 50 during the afternoon.  With a gusty northerly breeze, it will make it feel more like the 30s.

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Temperatures recover toward the end of the week. Highs will return to the 60s by Easter Sunday.