March brings the beautiful spring season to Kentucky, by the second half of the month. The skies are cloudy, but the sunshine increases to a daily 6 hours. The average temperatures are between 30°F (-1.1°C) to 63°F (17.2°C), with Paducah in the west between 38°F (3.3°C) to 59°F (15°C) and Stearns in the south-central in the 32°F (0°C) to 59°F (15°C) range. Spring is the wettest season, and March receives 4" (102mm) to 5" (127mm) of rainfall. Snowfall is light in the south and registers only 1" (25mm) to 2" (51mm) in the north. The conditions are unpredictable, with an occasional cold wave on the cards. Dogwood Winter is a cold spell in the spring season that occurs after the blooming of dogwood trees. The state comes alive with the onset of spring and a tinge of greenery everywhere. Nights occasionally drop below freezing in early spring, and it is prudent to keep warm coats within reach. Mornings offer refreshing air and mild sunshine. Budget travelers should remain alert for tornadoes and thunderstorms that invade Kentucky.