(A Few Snow Flurries or Showers Friday Evening)
The system that brought a surge of warmth Wednesday has been replaced by the return of colder air tonight. Widespread rain with a few thunderstorms have come to an end for most of the region. A few light showers are lingering over parts of the eastern and southeastern of the area but those will taper off very soon. Slightly drier air will start the day for Friday; however, a weak disturbance will come across the region from late afternoon through the late night hours Friday kicking off a chance of a few snow flurries or snow showers. Coverage will not be great, but do not be alarmed if you happen to see some flakes of snow.
The bigger story will be the impressive cold shot for this time of year. With average high temperatures now in the lower 50s to around 60 and lows from the lower to upper 30s, Saturday will just be plain cold.
(Saturday Morning Lows)
Morning lows will fall into the middle teens to lower 20s under generally clear skies. So if you have to be up and about early Saturday make sure to dress warm. Not much recovery will happen Saturday afternoon.
(Saturday Afternoon Highs)
It is quite possible a few places in the mountains of West Virginia and eastern and northeastern Ohio stay below freezing for a high on Saturday. Across western Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana expect lowers 30s to around 40. All in all, just a cold day. It will be dry so the sun will make it feel warmer than it is, so a little solace for those tired of the cold. Do not fret, though, because cold this time of year is short-lived and by Sunday most areas will be back into the middle 40s to middle 50s. Still chilly, but more tolerable to close out the weekend.
Stay warm this weekend.