Daily Archives: December 23, 2018
Time posted: 2:11 pm
Good afternoon and Happy Christmas Eve Eve. Right on cue, we have light rain and light snow rolling across the state today as our hyper-active pattern keeps on keeping on. This will throw many more systems out way through the rest of the year and into the early part of 2019.
I noticed on Twitter that many weather circles were calling for a blowtorch Christmas weekend. Well, today is the second day of the weekend with snow flying across parts of Kentucky. That’s my kind of blowtorch! 😉 Today’s flakes are actually coming down pretty good at times with slushy accumulations showing up. Local 1″-3″ amounts are possible. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for a few counties and may need to expand…
And to think the NAM and GFS didn’t see any of this until yesterday and had very little, if any, in the form of snow. This system has been discussed on the blog for nearly a week now and so has the next system arriving on Christmas Day. This may also provide parts of the region with some light rain and light snow…
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….
I won’t be able to update this evening, but I leave you with a number of rain and snow tracking cams…
I-75/I-65 Northern Split Lexington
I-75/I-64 Southern Split Lexington
Between Frankfort and Midway
Mountain Parkway near Slade
Have a great Christmas Eve Eve and take care.
Time posted: 2:18 am
Good Sunday, folks. Another system is working across the region today, bringing light rain and a bit of light snow with it. This is just another in a long line of systems ready to impact our weather through Christmas week and into early January, at least.
Temps ahead of today’s system will spike into the low 40s, then drop through the 30s as the light rain begins. A period of light snow may develop, especially toward the back end. The European Model shows this well…
The GFS is also seeing this…
Here’s regional radar to track the rain and light snow…
Christmas Eve looks really nice with a mix of sun and clouds during the day and thickening clouds after dark. Temps will be in the upper 20s and low 30s as Santa flies in from the North Pole.
Another weak system then moves in for Christmas Day. This is even lighter than the one we have today, but the chance is there for a touch of light rain and light snow early on. The best chance for some Christmas flakes will be in the west and north…
A much stronger system will then work into the plains states and usher in much milder air. That comes with another wet price to be paid as heavy rain returns by Thursday and into early Friday…
That may be enough rain to cause additional high water issues.
Cold air presses in behind that as additional storm systems target our region. Check out the action trying to hook up with that cold air seeping in from the northwest…
Each of those systems will be handled on a case by case basis, obviously. I can tell you one thing, we better hope those produce winter weather around here instead of rain and I don’t mean just because we like snow. Our rivers are full and won’t be able to handle any other big rain events.
I will update things later today. Have a good one and take care.