Another potent weekend system

Good Friday to one and all. It’s a cloudy and rather cold day across the bluegrass state, but the pattern turns active this weekend. This is when a potent storm system rolls in here with high winds and a major temp crash.

Clouds increase today, but precipitation holds off until late this evening. With cold air in place, there’s still a chance for a brief period of frozen stuff on the leading edge of this. The GFS is seeing some hit and run winter precip before rain takes over:

Snow

Sleet

Freezing Rain

That really shouldn’t amount to much, if anything. Temps rise all night and into Saturday morning as gusty southwest winds boost temps into the 50s by midday Saturday. As the front slams in late in the afternoon, temps will crash. In between all this comes a nice line of gusty showers and maybe a rumble of thunder:

High wind action will be possible with this setup. Winds may very well gust to 50mph or a little greater at times Saturday.

Check out these gusts:

NAM

Hi Res NAM

Temps reach the upper teens and low 20s by Sunday morning and stay in the 20s on Sunday. Temps then bottom out around 10 by Monday morning:

Gusty winds will make it feel MUCH colder during the entire time, with wind chills possibly hitting zero or below by Monday morning:

Enjoy your Friday and take care.

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