A small taste of winter possible this weekend

Good Thursday, everyone. Things have been a little chilly across our part of the world this week, but the weekend tries to take things to a different level. A strong cold front could bring a small taste of winter weather to parts of Kentucky.

Now, before you make a milk-and-bread run, I’m only talking about the potential for a few snowflakes to mix in with rain Saturday morning. 🙂

Let’s start with Thursday, before we get to the weekend craziness.  Our day starts with temps in the low 30s, with afternoon temps recovering toward 60 in many areas. Overall, this is a nice day.

Friday is when we will begin to see some big changes pressing in.

The front arrives in Western Kentucky on Friday and rolls eastward Friday night and Saturday. Winds will be gusty from the southwest ahead of this, with highs in the 60s. Readings drop into the 30s behind the front as heavy rain breaks out.

Wind gusts will be very gusty as the front rolls in and could top 30 to 35 mph at times:

Heavy rain will be along and behind the front, with some areas picking up an inch of rainfall.

What about the chance of some snow or a mix behind the front? That’s still in question, but the NAM keeps on keeping on with the potential Friday night and Saturday morning:

The GFS continues to want no part of this, keeping mostly rain around:

The European model has some mix showing up for a few spots:

If we are to see a few snowflakes mixing in with the rain, here’s the area I’ve highlighted as having the best opportunity to see that:

Flakes, folks, just a few flakes trying to mix in. Got it? Good.

The precipitation moves to the east during the afternoon, with drying conditions taking over. Temps hover into the low 40s with gusty winds making it feel even colder. I could see a sprinkle or passing flurry around Saturday evening with temps dropping through the 30s.

A light rain shower is possible Sunday into Sunday evening, with highs in the low and middle 40s. A wet snowflake or two tries to mix in across the southeast.

This cold air mass for the weekend will then be followed up by another cold shot by Halloween. You can see that well on the GFS:

That may be introduced by a system that could bring precipitation in here by Halloween night and the first day of November.

Have a great day and take care.

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