A crazy Christmas Eve of weather

Merry Christmas Eve, everyone! We have a high-impact storm rolling across the Bluegrass State Wednesday. This is bringing wild weather for Kentucky and the entire region.

Let’s review what it brings:

– Heavy rain with some thunder and lightning will be with us early Wednesday. Watch for some local stream problems in the southeast.

– Our low pressure works across the state from south to north early Wednesday afternoon, with a big temperature spike and drop. Highs will hit the low 60s about noon and then fall to about 40 by 5 p.m. Temperatures will drop into the upper 30s Wednesday evening.

– Winds will be very gusty in the central and east, with gusts of more than 40 mph a good bet.

– Flurries and a few snow showers will then fly from west to east Wednesday night and Christmas Morning.

I have all your tracking tools for the day:

Current temperatures

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio

I-75 at MP 36
I-75 @ MP 36

I-75 at MP 23
I-75 @ MP 23

I-75 @ Winchester Road Lexington

I-75 @ Winchester Road

I-75 @ Clays Ferry Bridge South Between Lexington and Richmond

US 60 @ US 127 Frankfort

US60 @ US127

US 127 @ Frankfort Frankfort

US127 @ Frankfort KY

US 60 @ US 460
US60 @ US460

I-75 MP 127
I75 NB @ MP 127

I-64 MP 97
I-64 WB @ MP 97

I-71/I-75 at Buttermilk Pike Near Covington

I-71/I-75 @ Buttermilk Pike

I-71/I-75 at Mt. Zion Rd.
Near Covington
I-71/I-75 @ Mt. Zion Rd

I-64 @ 3rd St. Exit Louisville

I-64 @ 3rd St. Exit

Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway Louisville

Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway

I-264 @ Freedom Way
Near Louisville International Airport
I-264 @ Freedom Way

I-65 @ 234 Near Bowling Green

I-65 @ 234

I-24 MP 4 @ US 60 Paducah

I-24 @ US 60 MP 4

I-24 MP 7 @ US 62 Paducah

I-24 MP 7 @ US62

Things clear up nicely late Thursday into Friday. The next cold front arrives with rain Saturday and Sunday. An area of low pressure is expected to develop late Sunday and Monday, with the potential for rain or snow. The GFS has taken on more of a snow look:

GFSArctic air then sweeps in as we close out 2014. The GFS:

GFS 3The European Model:

EuroGFS ensembles:


Have a great day and Merry Christmas. Take care.

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