Chris Johnson's Forecast | Tracking a winter storm threat this weekend

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Well, there’s no other way to say it. Winter is back and it's reminding us just that once again today.

The cold start with flurries leads to another unseasonably cold afternoon. Look for a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the low-to-mid 30s. Wind chills will be in the low 20s and will make it feel even colder! The cold conditions continue Friday with highs in the 30s once again under cloudy skies.

All eyes are on our next system that rolls into town from west to east late Friday - Sunday. A period of light snow likely breaks out statewide early Saturday before a warmer wedge of air moves northward. Light-to-moderate snow will kick things off before transitioning to a rain/snow mix and eventually, plain rain takes over, especially across southern Kentucky Saturday afternoon. Things look messy.

For the northern half of the state, colder air will fight back allowing for more snow to fall than any other precipitation type. Several inches of snow will be possible for these areas. As this system begins to wrap up Sunday, colder air crashes back in as a changeover to all light snow breaks out across central and eastern Kentucky. Snow showers will linger Sunday night and into Monday morning before conditions dry out.

As we’ve talked about before with this setup, the exact track of the low is crucial, and any deviation north or south can change the whole look of this system!

We’ll keep watching things closely, stay tuned!