Merry Christmas Eve weather

Good Monday and Merry Christmas Eve. As Santa gets ready to his annual sleigh ride into the bluegrass state, our active weather pattern shows no signs of letting up. This setup may even throw a little mixed bag of precipitation into the region for Christmas Day.

Let’s begin with a quiet Christmas Eve for travelers. Highs today are in the upper 30s and low 40s with a mostly cloudy sky. Those clouds are ahead of another light precipitation maker for Christmas Day. This can bring some very light rain and light snows to parts of the bluegrass state:

The European Model was the first to show the potential and keeps showing a touch of snow on the big day:

Behind that system comes a milder surge of air from the southwest, ahead of a major plains storm system. This will bring heavy rain, wind and some thunder in here for Thursday and early Friday:

That sets up a pattern with cold air pressing in behind for the final few days of the year and into the first week of 2019. The southern storm track isn’t going to slow down and that will up the ante on winter storms impacting the weather in our region:

Make it a great and safe Christmas Eve and take care.

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