A gusty blast of cold air arrives tonight

Good Saturday, folks. We have a big change on the way tonight as a blast of cold air sweeps into the state. This blast of cold will be accompanied by very gusty winds that COULD even spit out a snowflake in the eastern Kentucky mountains.

Scattered showers will be noted early today with some sun and clouds this afternoon. Another line of showers will be likely along a cold front dropping in this evening:

That front slams in here late this afternoon and evening and will have VERY gusty winds ahead of it and behind it. Gusts may exceed 40mph at times:

Temps crash from the upper 50s and low 60s during the afternoon into the upper 30s by late evening. A strong northwesterly wind flow kicks in behind the front and that may spit out some sprinkles or snow flurries across the Ohio Valley and Appalachian Mountains Saturday night. While the best chance is to our north and east, I can’t rule out a few flakes wandering into the eastern half of the state. The HI Res NAM shows this:

The West Virginia Mountains could do very well in this type of flow.

Temperatures by Sunday morning will drop into the upper 20s to near 30 for much of the state:

That’s going to be a healthy freeze. Wind chills may reach the low 20s at times.

A fairly tranquil period of fall weather moves in for the first half of next week, with the potential for a big storm system by next weekend.

Have a great Saturday and take care.

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