A potent upper level storm system will combine with a cold front to produce strong winds beginning Thursday afternoon. Ahead of the front, showers and isolated thunderstorms are likely overnight and early Thursday. As the winds increase Thursday afternoon, colder air will rush into the region, and a cold rain is possible Thursday night and Friday with a slight chance of a few snowflakes mixed in early Friday.

TONIGHT: Cloudy with a 60% chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. Low 58. Winds S 5-10 mph.

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers early becoming partly cloudy and windy in the afternoon. High 65. Winds becoming W 15-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy and colder with a 40% chance of showers. Low 39. Winds NW 15-25 mph.

FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy, cold and windy with a 20% chance of showers. High 50. Winds NW 15-25 mph.