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This is winter? Record highs set Friday but cold comes Saturday

A crabapple tree is in full bloom next to the pedway from a parking garage on South Limestone to the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington,Ky., Friday, February 24, 2017. burn. Lexington, and most of Kentucky, set high temperature records today. Many trees are flowers are already in bloom as mild weather has been in place for the past couple of weeks.
A crabapple tree is in full bloom next to the pedway from a parking garage on South Limestone to the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington,Ky., Friday, February 24, 2017. burn. Lexington, and most of Kentucky, set high temperature records today. Many trees are flowers are already in bloom as mild weather has been in place for the past couple of weeks. cbertram@herald-leader.com

Spring doesn’t officially begin until March 20 but you wouldn’t know it based on the number of blooming trees and flowers in Central Kentucky.

Lexington set a new record high for the day of 79 degrees. In Frankfort, it got up to 80 degrees, which ties the all-time February high set in 1932, the National Weather Service in Louisville said.

Chris Bailey, chief meteorologist for WKYT, says much colder air moves in for Saturday, with a threat of a few snow flurries. Highs will only be in the upper 30s to low 40s.

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