Big changes bring heavy rain and wind by the weekend

Good Wednesday, folks. The past few days have been about as wintry as you can get around here and we have one more day of it before changes settle in. Those changes will bring a lot of heavy rain and high winds our way for the upcoming weekend.

Let’s begin with today and roll ahead. Snow showers and flurries will be noted to start the day, with a few slick spots likely. Track them out of town:

Wind chill numbers are in the single digits with actual temps in the upper teens. Afternoon temps will warm back into the low and middle 30s, but gusty winds make it feel even colder.

The focus after this then shifts to a very windy and very wet setup from late this week through early next week. Three systems roll through here:

System 1 arrives Thursday with light rain that may begin as some sleet. This brings rain across the region Thursday night and Friday.

System 2 is a very strong storm wrapping up and working across the Ohio Valley Friday night into Saturday. This will bring very heavy rainfall and high winds that can gust to 50mph. A few strong storms will also be possible.

System 3 arrives Monday into Tuesday with more rain and gusty winds. Much colder air crashes in behind it with some snow showers possible.

Watch all three systems on the new version of the GFS:

Much colder air then surges in behind that for next week as Old Man Winter returns.

Have a great day and take care.

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