A small taste of winter possible

Good Thursday and Happy Halloween! It’s a wild weather day across central and eastern Kentucky as we go from heavy rain to a touch of winter weather within a few hours. All of this comes behind a major temperature drop that’s well underway.

Our day starts with heavy rain and even a thunderstorm or two across central and eastern Kentucky. Temps during this time are generally in the 60s across central and eastern Kentucky and dropping into the 30s in the west.

Those 30s sweep eastward quickly this afternoon and evening, making for one major temp crash. Winds will be gusty as a few showers continue. As the colder air moves in, it may spit out a few snowflakes across parts of the region. Not everyone will have a chance of seeing them, and this wouldn’t be a big deal except for the fact it’s the first flakes and its happening on Halloween.

The Hi Res NAM continues to highlight some areas seeing passing flakes:

As temps drop into the 30s this afternoon and evening, gusty winds will make our wind chill numbers drop into the 20s. A few upper teen wind chills may even show up later tonight and early Friday morning. That’s when actual lows drop deep into the low and middle 20s:

Highs on Friday are in the 40s with a mostly sunny sky taking control.

Another cold front drops in here on Saturday and there’s a chance for a rain or snow shower across the north as it passes through. The models are seeing this a little better with each run:

Here are your Halloween Howler tracking tools:

Make it a great Halloween and take care.

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