Chris Bailey's Forecast | Winter crashes back in

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It’s another windy and mild day in the bluegrass state, but things are set to change quickly tonight and Wednesday. That’s when cold air surges in from the northwest, knocking our temps way, way down. That cold air then sets the stage for a weekend winter weather maker for most of our region.

Temps drop tonight through Wednesday and generally hang out around freezing or below. Gusty winds make it feel a whole lot colder. That cold carries us into Thursday as wind chills drop into the upper single digits to start the day. Ouch!

A few flurries or snow showers will be noted during this time, with a coating or two in the mountains of the east and southeast possible.

The weekend system still has some question marks left to be answered, but a general theme is emerging on a moderate winter weather event for Kentucky. While that’s not set in stone, confidence is high of this storm impacting the weather where you live.

The storm system is still a few days from even forming, so changes are a good bet. A swath of snow should overspread much of the state Friday night and early Saturday, but a switch to mixed precipitation is possible in the southern half of the state.

Several inches of snow will be possible in areas that stay all snow. The reverse is true for areas seeing more of a mixed bag.