Weather whiplash: Front to bring damaging winds, heavy rain, freezing temperatures

A cold front bringing a 1-2 punch of damaging wind gusts and heavy rain will also bring freezing temperatures to the Hudson Valley today.
NEW: Updated storm window: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Storms will be very fast moving so the flash flood risk is lower, but still the chance for damaging wind gusts! There is also a low chance of small hail, too. There is a VERY LOW threat of tornado activity, but could be a possibility.
NEXT: A strong cold front moves through this afternoon with showers and embedded thunderstorms, which may be isolated and severe. THEN, it turns windy and much colder tonight. 
News 12 meteorologists are watching a strong cold front advancing toward the region that will bring an increasing threat of showers and gusty thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs will be around the mid-60s, but will be dropping quickly as the front moves through. 
They say a freeze warning is also now in effect Thursday morning for Orange and Putnam counties, but residents all across the region should protect any sensitive crops, plants, and outdoor pipes before the colder air rushes in tonight. 
Gusty winds will drop the feels-like temperatures into in the 20s Thursday morning! Otherwise, it will be a mix of sun and clouds,  windy and colder with highs around 51 degrees. 
Friday is forecast to be mostly sunny and breezy with highs around 63 degrees.
Saturday should be partly sunny, with a high temperature of 68.
Periods of rain are likely Sunday, but will taper off by the afternoon. Highs will be around 58 degrees.
A nicer, drier stretch of weather moves in most of next week with highs mainly in the upper 60s to low 70s.