Fayette County

First snowflakes possible as cold front moves in Saturday night

Recent beautiful sunshiny days gave way to a gusty drizzle as a cold front moved into Central Kentucky on Saturday afternoon.

Temperatures dropped quickly, falling 20 degrees between 1 p.m. — when the day’s high reached 62 degrees — and 5 p.m., when it was 41 in Lexington, according to the National Weather Service.

WKYT Chief Meteorologist Chris Bailey said the band of showers that the front brought in might give the area its first snow flurries of the season late Saturday or early Sunday. Sunday morning would find temperatures in the low 20s, he said, but no snow was expected to stick.

The ugly weather wasn’t expected to hang around for long.

Mostly sunny days were expected for Sunday through Thanksgiving Day, according to the weather service.

While Sunday’s high was expected to reach only 34, with winds making it feel colder, the weather service said temperatures would creep higher each day, and Thursday’s high was forecast in the low 60s.