I know many of you are alittle concerned with the wintry weather possibilities, but relax! The wintry stuff will be out of the region during the overnight timeframe. Normally, one would think that the overnight forecast would be the prime time to have this activity occur... not the case this go around. Temps are actually going to climb through the overnight and during the day on Wednesday.
Christmas Eve will be very unlike Christmas. Highs near 60 degrees will be all through eastern Kentucky. There will be a really good chance of rain for us, but that's the only interesting thing that will be going on around these parts. Well... other than the abnormally warm temps for the day. The winds will be howling too! The highest elevations will really feel the increase in wind speed. Everyone will likely notice the winds though... just tougher for the high spots. Wind speeds could reach up to 40 MPH with the passing of the cold front.
Christmas Day will leave us all just dreaming of a White Christmas... we aren't getting one! I have tried to find a way to keep it in the forecast, but there comes a time when you have to go with the data and not your heart. It is very unlikely we'll see the rain make a change over to snow. If it does happen... and I am pretty sure it won't... it would happen briefly on Christmas Day. The afternoon highs will fall by 20 degrees compared to Christmas Eve, but that's not saying very much at all. Keep in mind that highs will be near 60 on Wednesday... so a 20 degree fall only puts them in the 40 degree column. So now it's time for my final White Christmas Forecast... I know I have already told you... you just need to see it in the "Official Terms"
No - Mainly Rain
I am very disappointed about this forecast, but you play with what you are dealt. Last week when the pattern looked like a White Christmas was possible I knew that it wouldn't last. One of the long range models often starts to bring storms back to west after it shows something so far out. But I decided to court the model... even though I knew it was a heartbreaker. I have made that mistake many times in my life... trust me!
The weekend looks supercharged! At least the first half of it does. Another shot of very warm temps will arrive Saturday afternoon. It also looks like a lot of moisture will roll in here as well. The supercharged part of the weekend comes with the chance of some showers & THUNDERSTORMS. Looking at it this early suggests that some could be strong, but the timing of the cold front will be the final factor. I'll have more on this later on this week.
This is my last post until Christmas Day. I'll be spending Christmas Eve with the GF's family and part of the day on Christmas I'll be with my family. Then it's right back here that evening working for the man! SO... MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!