Good Monday and Merry Christmas Eve. We are tracking several systems across the bluegrass state this week and the first one is bringing showers to the region today. The next system is a developing winter storm that will have a major impact on Kentucky from Christmas Night through Wednesday and Thursday.
For those folks traveling today, chilly showers will be rolling across the region. There’s the chance we get in on a little mix across parts of the north before all is said and done. Here’s the regional radar to track today’s action:
The precipitation will decrease overnight as colder air works in. Santa will find temps dropping into the upper 20s and low 30s as he arrives in the bluegrass state.
The rest of Christmas Day will feature mostly cloudy skies with highs in the upper 30s to around 40.
The big storm system we’ve been talking about arrives Christmas night with heavy rain moving in. The rain will continue into Wednesday morning as an area of low pressure works into eastern Kentucky. Colder air will then work in from the west changing the rain to snow.
Snow showers and squalls will continue Wednesday night into Thursday morning. The heaviest snow looks to fall out west, but the entire state will get in on the white stuff. My earlier thoughts have not changed much:
How much snow you get where you live will all depend on EXACTLY were the low tracks. I hope to have a better handle on that later today and will put out a first call map.
While this storm is getting all the headlines at the moment, the next storm won’t be too far behind. It shows up by late Friday into the weekend.
Merry Christmas Eve and check back for updates. Take care