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Winter Begins Today

Posted at 3:40 AM, Dec 21, 2018

Today is the first day of winter. The Winter Solstice will occur at 5:23 PM. Appropriately enough we are tracking some wintry conditions for the start of the new season.

Showers will continue during the final hours of fall. It will be a blustery afternoon with temperatures holding steady in the low 40s and winds gusting up to 30 mph. Rain will transition over to snow showers during the evening. We’ll call them “festive flurries.” No accumulation is expected for the Bluegrass. The ridges of southeastern Kentucky will have the best shot at seeing any minor accumulation. Even then it will be a slushy accumulation mainly on grassy surfaces.

Flurries and scattered snow showers will wind down for most of us by wake-up on Saturday. The first full day of winter will be a cold one. We are tracking highs only near 40°, but the sun will be out by the afternoon. A weak, quick-hitting clipper system will try and make a run at the Bluegrass on Sunday. Spotty rain showers will be possible. We will be dry again on Christmas Eve. A few more rain showers may arrive for Christmas.