LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — A quick-hitting system bringing some spotty sprinkles and a few showers to our east was the main play today in the weather world. Overall, it wasn’t a bad day by any means. Partly cloudy skies won out with milder highs near 50 degrees.

We’ll watch a secondary cold front swing through the region overnight while delivering more clouds and a cooler shot of air. Conditions stay dry Friday with chilly highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s.

Forecast highs Friday afternoon.

We then turn our attention towards what could be another winter storm threat for portions of the Commonwealth. A low-pressure system will dive southward towards Alabama and Georgia Friday before strengthening and turning northward along the coast this weekend.

While a few snow showers cannot be ruled out late Friday and Saturday, this will be the appetizer for what could potentially show up for some by Sunday.

As it stands right now, the exact track of the low will determine precipitation types and amounts for our area. This is the unknown with the forecast but this picture should become more clear over the next 24 to 48 hours.

Here are a couple of scenarios below:

Track #1: Low moves more eastward before turning northward along the coast. This would bring less snow and impacts to the state.

If you’re a snow lover, this second scenario would be more favorable if you’re looking for a decent hit of snow.

Track #2: Turns more northeastward towards western North Carolina. This would bring more snow and some mixing (freezing rain) to the area.

Either way, you slice it, the potential is growing for a winter storm to impact the area later this weekend. A lot will hinge on the track of the low itself which will determine precipitation types and potential snow amounts. As it stands right now, the best chance for the winter storm potential will be across southern and southeastern Kentucky.

Best chances to see a winter storm will be across southern and eastern Kentucky.

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