Big changes come this weekend

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After enjoying very mild days with temperatures well above our average, we now face some significant changes coming in for the weekend ahead, including rain and snow chances.

By Saturday morning, showers will continue to increase throughout the morning hours and hang around before slightly tapering off by the afternoon. It isn’t expected to be a complete washout of a day, but we will still see heavy batches of rain at times. Winds will also remain gusty all day long with sustained winds of 10-20mph and gusts of 30+mph likely from the west-southwest. It’s also because of these strong winds that temperatures will stay relatively mild throughout the day with highs in the upper 50s, but those temperatures start to tumble down by late Saturday night.

Winter’s chill will filter back into our region throughout the day Sunday and stay cold through the rest of next week as well, with highs barely breaking out of the mid to upper 30s most days. By Sunday night and Monday, we’re also facing another winter weather maker. It’s still too early to call for totals, but it appears the best chances of snow will remain south of I-64 and primarily in southeastern Kentucky. After that system, we’ll then watch the middle of next week for another potential winter weather maker, but let’s take it one system at a time for now.

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