Chris Johnson's Forecast | Rain chances arrive before winter feel takes over

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - After a beautiful weekend and sunny skies for the entire state, it was only a matter of time before mother nature threw some changes our way.

Today will feature increasing cloud cover as our next system takes aim at the region. Winds will be breezy at times throughout the day as highs climb into the upper 40's and low 50's. Clouds continue to thicken up through this evening as showers likely take over. Rain chances stick around overnight with chilly temperatures in the upper 30's.

We catch a brief break from the rain Tuesday morning as the cold front passes eastward. However, the low pressure associated with this front really wraps up within itself before diving southeastward into the Ohio Valley. This happens later Tuesday evening as much colder air crashes in and rain to snow showers take over late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.

Temperatures only rebound into the 30's mid-week as snow showers crank up. The cold temperatures and snow chances hang around through late-week as the active pattern rolls on. In fact, more rain and snow chances look possible heading into the weekend with chilly highs in the 40's and overnight lows in the 20's. Regardless, it's shaping up to be a very active weather pattern over the next week as old man winter reminds us he's not done just yet.