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Snow Just In Time for Christmas

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Santa will have a slippery go when he's delivering presents to the Bluegrass and Midwestern states this Christmas. Of course, we all know that Santa has the latest in sleigh technology to battle slippery roofs. On the roads, motorists will have to battle light snow accumulations through Christmas Eve evening and early Christmas Day.

Temperatures are falling today as a result of the strong cold front that passed early this morning. We'll drop to the upper 20s overnight. Cloud coverage remains over the region Sunday, with just a few clearing spots allowing for temperatures to rise above freezing in the afternoon, but not by much.

Thinking is still the same from the last few days forecast. Isolated rain/snow mix showers are possible at the end of the daylight period Sunday. These showers will be few and far between and whoever is staying dry will just be under the clouds. Temperatures will still be above freezing, so even if wintry precipitation falls, it will melt on contact while the sun is up.

However, the sun will not stay up...

After sunset, temperatures will again drop below freezing. At this time, the bulk of the showers will move in and will all transition over to snow. That being said, the best we see is flurries to light snow showers late Sunday evening and early Sunday morning.

Snow will begin accumulating when road and surface temperatures reach 32 degrees. This will be a few hours after sunset Sunday. AMOUNTS WILL BE MINOR. We're not expecting more than an inch in the Bluegrass. The highest amounts will fall along the Western Kentucky Interstate 64 corridor and north. Even still, amounts will likely be around a half inch at best or a little more. Enough to make roads slippery, but not impassable.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued by the National Weather Service to take effect at 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve. It will last until midnight Christmas Day. After this time, snow showers will be slowing and will come to an end before we wake up to see what Santa brought us. Wind speeds will also be higher as the snow arrives. Wind out of the west will gust to 25 mph at times and will only make travel more difficult. If you are within the counties in the wind advisory it's best to stay off the roads as much as possible while snow is falling.

Counties included in the Winter Weather Advisory: Anderson, Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Henry, Nicholas, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, Woodford

South of Interstate 64, snow will still fall. South of Interstate 64 snow will still collect. However, amounts will be minimal. A light dusting is likely between 64 and the southern west-east parkways.

This is the time to review winter weather driving tips and have family plans. People will likely be out traveling for Christmas Eve and that will only add to the traffic jams that are likely to come with the winter weather.

More information will be in your full StormTracker forecast on LEX 18 News and at www.lex18.com/weather

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