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Christmas Travel

Posted at 8:37 AM, Dec 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-22 08:37:23-05

AAA is reporting that one in three Americans will travel for Christmas this year. The past couple of days were bumpy to say the least for travelers. Almost every corner of the eastern third of the country was covered by rain as a strong strong run up the eastern seaboard. There are better travel days leading up to the holiday.

Whether you’re hitting the road or taking to the skies, today will be a great day for travelers. Skies will become mostly sunny across the Commonwealth, and the surrounding region. Locally, we’ll see highs in the low to mid 40s. Out west, temperatures will be closer to 50° in Bowling Green and Paducah. If cheering on the Cats is a part of your holiday plans, it will be a chilly day in Chicago with temperatures in the upper 30s.

A weak clipper system will arrive Sunday. We are tracking scattered showers during the middle of day for Kentucky. Rain will spread across the Ohio and Tennessee valleys. You will want to use caution if you’ll be traveling through Pennsylvania or West Virginia in the evening. Rain will be mixing with snow as temperatures drop. Slippery road conditions may develop.

The good news with clippers is they get in and out in a hurry. It will be dry again by Christmas Eve. In fact, it might be the nicest day of the bunch with a mix of sun and clouds and highs in the mid 40s. We are tracking “wet,” instead of white Christmas this year. Spotty showers will be around on Tuesday.