Dreaming of a wet and warm Christmas

Good Tuesday to one and all. We have had a very cold first three weeks of December, but that looks to change in the coming days. That’s bad news for those wishing for a white Christmas. Would you settle for a wet and warm Christmas? 🙁

Tuesday’s weather starts very cold, with lows in the mid-teens in the north and low 20s in the south. The sun makes a return appearance in the afternoon, with highs in the 30s.

A weak system arrives Thursday and could touch off a snowflake or two. Ahead of that front, temps rise into the 40s for Wednesday. Highs on Thursday and Friday will be seasonally chilly.

Replacing all the cold we’ve had will be a Christmas weekend storm I am naming “The Grinch.”


That system will bring a blizzard from the Rockies to the upper Midwest on Christmas weekend. A blizzard there is bad news for those wanting a white Christmas around here.

As that storm comes together in the Rockies on Christmas Eve day, a big slug of chilly rain looks to develop and move into Kentucky:


That could bring some heavy downpours as Santa gets ready to hydroplane into town.

From there, the Rockies storm develops into a monster and heads toward the western Great Lakes. That will drag a cold front our way, with a line of showers and some thunder:


High winds will also be a possibility later Christmas day and Monday.

Temperatures during this time will absolutely take off. Highs later Sunday and Monday might reach the 60s on that strong southwesterly wind. As the winds shift to the northwest behind the front, the cold crashes in again Tuesday:


The setup over the next few weeks is will keep very cold air filtering into the Plains states and west, while the East and South turn toasty. That could put our region in a very active and wet setup:


Does that mean it can’t snow around here? No, and temps are going to skew milder for a while.

Have a great day and take care.

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