Chris Bailey's winter forecast: Colder, snowier

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - It's that time of the year, again. Time to look ahead and see what old man winter has in store for the bluegrass state. We're coming off back to back warmer than normal winters that featured below normal snowfall for most of our region. That followed up our coldest and snowiest set of winters since the late 1970s. To say winter in Kentucky can be fickle is an understatement.

WKYT Chief Meteorologist Chris Bailey's Winter Forecast is out and he's calling for a slightly colder and snowier winter for our part of the world.

Here's his monthly breakdown...

December: A frigid start with more of a back and forth temperature pattern developing by the middle of the month. The month should average a little colder than normal with 3"-6" of snow possible.

January: Bailey says this has the potential to be a very cold month with several arctic blasts targeting the region. Snowfall of 8"-12" will be possible.

February: There are signs this month may see a flip toward milder than normal conditions. Bailey's forecast calls for a wetter than normal month with only 1"-4" of snowfall.

The bold prediction from Chris? He says there's a good chance for Lexington to break a record low winter temperature since February 1996.

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