A wild weekend of weather ahead

Good Friday, everyone. We are rolling our way into a wild weekend of weather. A potent storm system cranks up as it moves into the region on Saturday, bringing everything from strong storms to a few snowflakes.

The storm today is developing out in the plains states and will work toward the Great Lakes this weekend. This will give us mainly dry skies today, with a mix of clouds and sun. Temps start cold, but moderate into the 50s this afternoon.

Those numbers will rise tonight and Saturday as the storm approaches from the west. This front then slams in here later Saturday with a line of showers and strong storms:

Winds are going to be cranking and can reach 50mph with gusts Friday night and Saturday.

In addition to the high winds, a few of the storms may even go severe. Here’s the latest from the Storm Prediction Center:

Temps hit the 60s in ahead of the front, then crash 20-30 degrees behind it. That may lead to some wet snows mixing in with the rain by Saturday night. The NAM keeps showing this:

The simulated radar from the Hi Res NAM even shows a little comma head of snow dipping into northern Kentucky:

Strong northwesterly winds then kick on for a cold Sunday. This should be able to deliver some snow flurries to central and eastern Kentucky. The far east may see some out and out snow showers:

It continues to be interesting to see the operational models going toward what the GFS Ensembles have been showing for a while now with the late weekend flake chances:

Have a fantastic Friday and take care.

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