Merry Christmas Weather

Good Tuesday and Merry Christmas! I sincerely hope this is the best Christmas and holiday season ever for each of you. In terms of the weather, we have a weak system working across the state early today. That is touching off some light precipitation in a few spots.

Not everyone will see precip from this weak system, but some light rain may mix with a touch of sleet and light snow. Here’s regional radar to track the action…

As this system works through, temps rebound quickly on Wednesday and Thursday. Temps spike way up ahead of a potent plains storm system. That means showers and a few thunderstorms for our region…

Heavy rains may cause some additional high water concerns in some areas. Another 1″-2″ will be possible in a fairly short time period…

Colder air comes in behind this boundary and it comes at us in stages. This happens as the southern branch of the jet stream remains active and that means we have to be on guard for additional storm systems. These systems will show up on the various model runs, but will flip and flop in terms of track, intensity and precipitation types for us. Still, the setup is there for a busy period from late this weekend through the first few weeks of the new year…

A very cold pattern is likely to develop across the eastern half of the country as we head into January. Most of the medium range models, sans the GFS, have been advertising this for a while now. Check out the temperature departure on the new version of the GFS…

The European Ensembles are very bullish on the cold. Check out the 5 day averages from January 3-8…

European Ensembles Control

European Ensembles average

The bullseye is right on top of our region.

I will have an update at some point today. Until then, here are some travel tracking cams for this Christmas…

Lexington

I-75/I-65 Northern Split Lexington

I-75/I-64 Southern Split Lexington

Georgetown

Between Frankfort and Midway

Florence

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Covington

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Louisville

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E-town

Bowling Green

I-64 Morehead

Mountain Parkway near Slade

Pine Mountain

Merry Christmas and take care.


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12 Responses to Merry Christmas Weather

  1. Which Way Is the Wind Blowing says:

    Merry Christmas.

  2. Dr wx says:

    Merry xmas Chris and to each of you.

  3. Dottie says:

    Merry Christmas everyone!

  4. Dena says:

    Merry Christmas to you and yours! Take the day to be with family and be blessed.

  5. StormTrackerWV says:

    Merry Christmas to Chris and all of the blogger fans here! Many blessings to you and yours! 🙂

  6. Cindy says:

    I hope you have a very merry and blessed Christmas!

  7. Snoluvr says:

    Merry Christmas, Chris and family! Thanks for all you do and for the time you put into this blog daily.

  8. Jeff Hamlin says:

    Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

  9. Coffeelady says:

    Meet Christmas Chris! And to all of my fellow weather blog friends! So glad we have this little community. I hope everyone is well and happy! We got our daughter home for Christmas Day out of the hospital so my Christmas has been made!

  10. NASDAQ says:

    Merry Christmas Chris and Blog

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