• 4:49 pm NICA racers return to Brown’s Creek Bike Trail in Bladen County
  • 4:34 pm Phase II ahead of schedule in downtown Elizabethtown
  • 2:40 pm UNCW presents a two-night celebration featuring selections from operas and operettas
  • 2:38 pm Southeastern Fellowship Senior Golf Association Plays At Deercroft
  • 2:35 pm State Superintendent Mark Johnson Announces $2 million in Federal Grant Aid to Districts and Schools Affected by 2018 Hurricanes

Yes, it’s late March. And, yes, there’s a chance of light snow and freezing temperatures this weekend. This is truly March Madness.

Bladen County’s weather forecast looks more like a rollercoaster ride with the high temperature Thursday expected to be near 80 degrees while the overnight low Saturday may dip as low as 29, according to the National Weather Service. There may be a few snowflakes mixed in, although no accumulation is expected.

The best chance of snow, according to current forecast models, will be from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. Saturday, although there may be some snowflakes Friday night. It’s only a slight chance and, if it occurs, will be little more than a few flakes.

However, that doesn’t mean there won’t be precipitation. There’s a chance of up to 3/4 of an inch of rain between Thursday afternoon and Saturday morning, according to forecast models. That’s on top of the nearly inch of rain measured in Bladen Online’s rain gauge Thursday morning.

The rain and snow is expected to clear out by Saturday night, but the temperature is expected to drop below freezing. Sunday’s high temperature is forecast to be near 54 degrees. By Wednesday, it’s expected to warm up to 70. There’s no rain in the forecast from Sunday through Wednesday.