Light Rain and A Touch Of Snow Today

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.

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17 Responses to Light Rain and A Touch Of Snow Today

  1. Jimbo says:

    That last gfs model still looked like about 95% rain to me.

    • Terry says:

      The lows are still tracking too far west through first week of January! Huge flood threat for sure. Maybe blocking will force the jet SE later in January.

  2. Terry says:

    The New Year’s week will be a holiday nightmare for both Troy and Jimbo: A ton of cold rain then backside flurries!

    • Which Way Is the Wind Blowing says:

      When it is all said and done, that scenario will play out for every geographical area in the state.

    • Troy says:

      lol. You are so correct Terry. Even one more drop of infernal rain is definitely filed in my list of dreaded nightmares.

    • Jeff Hamlin says:

      And we all get to hear about it, hahaha.

      • Jimbo says:

        It is a weather blog. Whether you like the weather or not. And I dont think many of us have liked the past year full of rain. And I can’t believe I am saying this, I am dreading rain more than backside flurries.

        • Jeff Hamlin says:

          I understand. Tired of rain myself, but 2012 can happen again before we know it.

          • Jimbo says:

            I certainly agree but years like that are fewer and far between. The unusual thing about this year is we have plenty of company in the snowless department. The typical places Green Bay, Cleveland, Buffalo etc. are snowless also.

    • Jimbo says:

      December has been so dreadful. I’m not even getting the dreaded backside flurries.

      • Feederband says:

        Remember that fall is more than half of December. Need to move Christmas to the middle of January if one wants a better chance of a white Christmas.

  3. Faye says:

    In Paducah right now, currently big, festive flakes coming down. Temperature is sitting at 35 so it’s not going to stick, but sure is pretty.

  4. Russell says:

    Live in Ky.. wont get any snow so better get the boats ready…

  5. Bobt says:

    It’s pouring the rain here in Barbourville. Is this an overachiever? Light rain ended up a pouring rain. Lol. Gotta love rain to live here.

  6. BengalFan says:

    What will happen first?
    A) snowstorm for central KY
    B) Bengals fire Marvin Lewis

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