Tracking another big storm system

Good Wednesday to one and all. The busy Christmas travel period is just about upon us and it’s going to start out with another big storm system. This will bring gusty winds, heavy rain and the potential for a little wet snow to our part of the world.

Clouds are increasing out there today as temps hit the 50s for highs.

My thoughts remain the same, but let’s make them a little fresher:

  • This low pressure will impact every state east of the Mississippi River from Thursday through Saturday.
  • Rounds of heavy rain move into the bluegrass state late Wednesday night and early Thursday.
  • Heavy rainfall of 1″-3″ will be possible across the eastern half of the state. That may be enough to cause some local high water issues.
  • Winds may gust to 35mph at times Thursday night through Friday night.
  • Cold air wraps in behind this system on Friday, bringing a mix of rain and snow then a period of wet snow. The best chance of that is across central and eastern Kentucky.
  • Some light accumulations are POSSIBLE.

The new European Model is similar with the switch to wet snow late Friday into Friday night:

The latest GFS is also much more enthusiastic about the switch to snow from west to east:

That’s actually not a bad look for some pretty good wet snows falling for a period. Can it stick with the wet ground? We shall see.

Another weak system moves through on Sunday and may produce some light snows or a mix for some:

Another system then tries to move in here late Christmas Day:

Given that scenario, the White Christmas Meter is still giving us a small chance:

Make it a great day and take care.

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