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Rain With Snowflakes Mixing In Tonight...Cold & Blustery Saturday

A strong cold front will move through the region tonight bringing cloudy skies along with rain showers that could mix in with snowflakes at times. There could be measurable snowfall over some of the higher elevations of eastern Kentucky and West Virginia. The overnight low temperature will drop to 34 degrees tonight which will make for a cold and wet experience for anyone going to Friday Night Football. Make sure to take a heavy jacket and gloves along with some rain gear!
    The weekend will start off with cloudy skies along with a rain and snow mix during the morning hours which will change over to rain later in the day. The high temperature will only make it to 44 degrees which will feel much cooler with gusty winds through the afternoon. Rainfall tottals for Friday and Saturday should be in the quarter to half inch range with some areas picking up as much as an inch of precipitation. The sun will come back out under high pressure on Sunday along with dry conditions. The high temperature will still be well to the cool side of normal at 45 degrees.
    Monday will be mostly cloudy but dry as a warm front moves through the region. The high temperature will warm back up to a seasonable 65 degrees. Tuesday will be partly cloudy and dry ahead of the trailing cold front. The high temperature will continue to warm to a mild 70 degrees.
    The cold front will move into the region on Wednesday for cloudy skies along with rain showers. The high temperature will drop a bit to 67 degrees with the clouds and showers. Thursday will be mostly cloudy but dry as the cold front moves off to the east. The high temperature will drop a bit to 62 degrees with the clouds and cooler air moving in behind the front. Friday will be partly cloudy and dry with high pressure moving in behind the departing cold front. The high temperature will drop to 57 degrees with the cooler air moving in behind the front.
    The next weekend will start out with partly cloudy skies along with dry conditions on Saturday. The high temperature will warm to 66 degrees ahead of an approaching low pressure system. Sunday will be cloudy with rain showers as the low pressure system makes its way into the region. The high temperature will drop to 60 degrees with the clouds and showers. Monday will be cloudy with rain showers as the low remains over the region. The high temperature will drop to 48 degrees with the clouds, showers and cooler air moving in behind the low.

    A quick look back at yesterday's forecast shows that skies were mostly cloudy overnigt as forecast. The overnight low temperature dropped to 33 degrees which came in three degrees cooler than the forecast low temperature of 36 degrees. Friday was cloudy with rain showers making their way through the region. The high temperature should come close to the forecast high temperature of 51 degrees.

    Tonight: Skies will be cloudy with rain showers that could mix in with snowflakes at times. There will be measurable snow over the mountain areas of eastern Kentucky and West Virginia. The overnight low temperature will drop to 34 degrees. Anyone going to Friday Night Football will need a good jacket along with some rain gear.

    Saturday: The weekend will start out with cloudy skies along with rain showers that could mix with snowflakes in the morning hours. Snow will be falling over the mountain areas through the night. The high temperature will make it to 44 degrees but will feel much cooler with gusty winds through the afternoon.

    Sunday: High pressure will make for mostly sunny skies along with dry conditions. The high temperature will only make it to 45 degrees despite the abundant sunshine with the cool air mass still in place over the region.

    Monday: Skies will be mostly cloudy but dry as a warm front moves through the region. The high temperature will warm to 65 degrees despite the clouds with the warmer air moving in behind the front.

    Tuesday: Skies will be partly cloudy and dry ahead of the trailing cold front. The high temperature will warm again to 70 degrees.

    Wednesday: The cold front will move into the region for cloudy skies along with rain showers. The high temperature will drop a bit to 67 degrees with the clouds and showers.

    Thursday: Skies will be mostly cloudy but dry as the cold front moves through the region. The high temperature will drop to 62 degrees with the cooler air moving in behind the front.

    Friday: Skies will be partly cloudy and dry with high pressure moving in over the region. The cool air mass behind the front will keep the high temperature down to 57 degrees.

    Saturday: The next weekend will start out wiht partly cloudy skies along with dry conditions. The high temperature will warm to 66 degrees ahead of an approaching storm system.

    Sunday: The low pressure system will move in over the region for cloudy skies along with rain showers. The high temperature will drop to 60 degrees with the clouds and showers.

    Monday: Skies will be cloudy with rain showers as the low moves through the region. The high temperature will drop to a chilly 48 degrees with the clouds, showers and cooler air moving in behind the low pressure system.

    One Final Note: It looks like October will go into the books as a cool and wet month. The average monthly temperature will come in less than a degree below normal, but the rainfall total is currently more than an inch and a half ahead of the normal precipitation total of 2.67". So while October is normally our driest month by average, this month we are well over four inches with more on the way!

Chief Meteorologist Jim Barach
   


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