Good Saturday, folks. We have a better taste of weather on the way today, but another system rolls in here for Sunday. That may bring a little more of a wintry mix into the region. This continues to be part of a very active system that rolls through the rest of the year and into early 2019.
A few flakes will be noted this morning across eastern and southeastern Kentucky. I can’t rule out some light slushy accumulations in the mountains:
As that system moves way, skies turn partly sunny this afternoon. Highs will generally range from 35-40 in most areas.
Clouds will increase tonight ahead of a light system moving through for Sunday. This brings a period of light rain and a touch of light snow to the region:
That moves through at a pretty good clip, allowing for nice travel weather on Christmas Eve. You will notice some clouds increasing by the end of the day and those clouds thicken as Santa arrives later in the night. By Christmas Day, some light rain and light snow will move across the region. This doesn’t look like a big deal, but the European Model is spitting out the chance for some flakes in several areas:
That precipitation is actually on the leading edge of milder air shooting in here for the middle of the week. This is ahead of another massive storm system that develops in the plains. That will bring a lot of rain and wind back into Kentucky for Thursday and early Friday:
Some thunderstorms will be possible ahead of that system on Thursday and heavy rains could cause additional high water issues.
Much colder air continues to press in behind that for next weekend into the New Year holiday. This colder air will meet up with our active storm track to produce several winter storms that could threaten our part of the world. You can see a couple of those on the GFS:
Have a great Saturday and take care.