Tracking a cold end to October

Good Wednesday to one and all. Our weather pattern continues to take on a much colder look, and this is a setup that is likely to take us through the rest of the month and into early November.

Temps out there Wednesday are generally in the upper 40s to low 50s, with a mix of sun and clouds. A few gusty showers are possible:

There’s even the chance for a snowflake in the high mountains of southeastern Kentucky later in the evening.

As skies clear overnight, temps take a big tumble. Many areas will wake up to readings of 32 degrees or colder:

Winds become gusty on Thursday afternoon as temps head back into the upper 50s to near 60. This leads us into a huge change coming up for later Friday into early Saturday. A strong cold front will be working through here with gusty showers arriving from west to east Friday evening. This will have very gusty winds and a big temp drop behind the front. Check out the big gradient on the NAM late Friday evening:

Notice how the cold is catching the back edge of the rain shield switching it over to some sleet and snow approaching western Kentucky. We will see how that works into Saturday, but this looks like a lot of cold rain:

As cold air continues to push in, wraparound showers may develop on Sunday. Some of these may give us some snowflakes. Check out the GFS for Sunday into Sunday night:

There could be additional winter weather possibilities as we head into the start of November.

Have a great day and take care.

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