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Windy with Possible Strong Storms Saturday

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This week's weather is about to get a little more active. We have seen a series of cold fronts track through already, but none have been as strong as the one we are tracking to cross on Saturday.

Before the first drop of rain falls or the first gust of wind arrives, we are tracking a warming trend. Temperatures are heading for the upper 50s to near 60 degrees on Friday. We will also get to enjoy some late week sunshine. The bigger changes will hold off until Friday night.

Fall, like spring (the other transitional season), is not without it's chances for active weather. It's not unusual for a strong November cold front to carry to potential for gusty or strong storms. Saturday's cold front will be no exception.

Like other typical late-season cold fronts, Saturday's front will not have a bunch of instability, or energy, to build tall clouds and intense storms. However, there will be a decent amount of shear and a strong wind field. That being said - wind will be the primary threat on Saturday, and not just with the storms that will track through central and eastern Kentucky.


Let's break down the timing of this event. First, the wind will pick and clouds will increase Friday night. An isolated shower north of I-64 can't be ruled during the pre-dawn hours of Saturday. The main line of storms with the front will march towards I-75 Saturday afternoon. The line will continue on into eastern Kentucky through late afternoon and into the evening. Scattered showers will be possible behind the front Saturday night. 

Aforementioned, wind will be the primary threat on Saturday. Ahead of the line of storms, sustained southerly winds of 20 mph will be possible Saturday morning. Gusts up to 40 mph within some of the stronger storms will be possible. It will remain windy Saturday evening, even though the line has tracked eastward. The potential for 30 to 40 mph gusts may still exist. A Windy Advisory may be issued by the National Weather Service.

You may be asking what comes next? We are tracking much colder air to rush in behind the front. Temperatures will drop from the 60s early Saturday to the 30s, even the 20s by Sunday morning. We are NOT tracking the potential for snow as temperatures crash. The moisture will have moved into Virginia and West Virginia. Sunday will stay cold and breezy with highs near 40°.

Stay with the StormTracker Weather team as we track this late-season cold front on Saturday. You can get the latest updates on air, online, or on your favorite smart device by downloading the *free* LEX 18 StormTracker Weather app. You can also follow Bill Meck, Tom Ackerman, Seth Phillips, and Jill Szwed on Facebook and Twitter for the latest weather updates.

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