Chris Johnson's Forecast | Gusty winds and rain chances make a return

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - It was another beautiful weather day across central and eastern Kentucky with plenty of sunshine. Throw in temperatures that ran deep into the 50's, and the feel was fantastic. As we look ahead, the mild temperatures hang around for just a bit longer before big-time changes arrive.

Tonight, mostly cloudy skies take over as lows drop into the lower 40's. Some patchy fog is possible as conditions remain dry.

The new work week brings in our next quick hitting system. Gusty winds up to 40 mph will be possible at times as temperatures surge to around 60º for highs. A cold front will make its move late Monday afternoon as a line of scattered showers becomes likely. This system will not produce a big time rain event by any means as most will be in the running for a 0.10" of rain.

Conditions quickly dry out into Tuesday as breezy and mild conditions hang on one more day. Highs hit the low 50's before a second cold front moves into the Commonwealth. Gusty winds will quickly shift from the northwest and temperatures will tank into the upper 20's by Tuesday night.

A true winter feel finally arrives mid-late week. Highs struggle to hit the freezing mark Wednesday with low-mid 30's for highs again Thursday. This is a big-time flip that will bring freezing temperatures. Thermometers turn more seasonable towards late week and next weekend as highs run in the upper 30's and low 40's. We're keeping an eye on another system that could bring some rain and snow chances to the forecast Saturday.