Happy Friday to all! I hope everyone is bundled up as high's will only be in the mid 40's this afternoon. Beautiful sunny skies return though (as seen below). These conditions will continue through the weekend before our next system arrives early next week.
The cold front is being felt across the region with 20 to 25 degrees of change from this time yesterday. We will have another strong cold front bring Polar air into the region by Tuesday of next week with winter-like highs in the mid 30's. We could see several records broken here and throughout the eastern United States.
Through this weekend we will slowly warm up sticking with sunny skies overhead. By early next week (end of this gif) showers will begin moving in Monday evening/overnight before transitioning to frozen precipitation. Models continue trending toward the idea of rain transitioning to snow late Monday night and into Tuesday but this is all highly dependent on when the cold front moves in. The later the front is within the system, the more rain we will have. Oppositely, the sooner, the more snow potential there is. As we get closer to time we will have a better idea. Nonetheless, we aren't anticipating any accumulation in the valley but there is the likelihood in the higher elevations and into Kentucky. Keep in mind the general picture: COLD air Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Along with the cold & likely breezy conditions, there is the potential for black ice and slippery spots on the road ways.
That will do it for Friday but have a great weekend and continue checking in on our social media (Twitter & Facebook) for the latest development of this next system.