Chris Johnson's Forecast | Winter makes a return to the Commonwealth

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - After a beautiful weekend across the Bluegrass, mother nature will be throwing some big-time changes our way. It all starts with a pair of cold fronts that move through the region.

This evening, cold front number one barrels through while bringing showers and gusty winds. Wind gust up to 35 mph at times will be possible as scattered showers pushed eastward tonight. This is not going to be a washout rain by any means as rainfall amounts up to 0.10" or so looks possible. Otherwise, look for mild lows tonight with temperatures in the mid-upper 40's.

Tuesday will feature a mix of sun and clouds as a few showers linger across central and eastern Kentucky. This is when cold front #2 rolls in. While not much in the way of rain comes with this system, it's the colder air that takes over. Winds remain breezy through Tuesday before shifting out of the northwest; this is when cold air drives into the state. In return, lows Tuesday night drop in the upper 20's and low 30's.

The winter feel finally returns mid-late week. Temperatures for highs take a nosedive Wednesday and Thursday with readings around the freezing mark. A few snowflakes could fly Wednesday, but nothing significant is expected with that, it's just the cold air that remains the big story! By next weekend, we could see another stronger system bring rain and snow chances back to the forecast. There's still a lot to hash out with this system and track remains critical, but it does have the potential to make snow lovers happy! Take care and thanks for stopping by!