Cold blast has arrived and snow chances slowly creeping up!

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Winds will be very gusty during this time. Look for the clouds to dissipate over most of the area Thursday night.

"At Windsor Locks, with 8.77" of rain (4.40" surplus for the month), the 31 days go down as the 5 wettest October since records have been kept. In its wake, a cold air mass is at the surface; in the upper levels, a southwesterly flow is ongoing and this is setting up an "overrunning" pattern. It'll be another cold day with highs in the 30s. The cold front will push off the coast later this morning and stall. Temperatures will hover in the 40s and lower 50s after 7:00 am, then they'll drop through the 40s during the course of the afternoon. Morning lows will slowly warm through cold 20s. This assures us that we will see a taste of early winter with regards to temperatures at least as we go into the upcoming weekend. Pieces of energy within the trough will rotate through over the next several days, and these pieces of energy will bring reinforcing shots of arctic cold air to the region. This all means that our temperatures should be staying below normal for quite some time. Tonight we see partly cloudy skies with lows falling into the upper 20s. It will not bring any rain, but it will make us even colder than we already are. As of right now, the pattern doesn't appear to be conducive for the necessary meeting of moisture and energy that can form a stronger storm. Even a little snow can cause some issues on the roads.

Tomorrow night: There's just a small chance of light snow through the night as the responsible weather system probably stays too far out to sea.

Looking likely that most of the Arklatex could stay totally dry during the next seven days. Temperatures will remain cold through Friday and Saturday. Light snow showers are possible and temperatures fall back to the middle and upper 30s.

After a windy Wednesday, breezy conditions are expected to stick around into the weekend. Lows will be in the 20s, highs in the 30s and 40s. There might be another opportunity for more rain or snow Tuesday into Wednesday.