All eyes are on the forecast as we see the winter weather on the horizon and just in time for Christmas Eve and Day. Tonight will consist of rain for most of the state as a low pressure swings through. We don't have to worry about any kind of wintry precipitation until we get into the day tomorrow. The change from rain to mix or snow should start pretty early in the morning as temperatures will be falling all day. The best snow chances will remain over eastern KY through the mountains. For Central KY, models are showing more sleet or freezing rain up and down the I-75 corridor which will drop snow totals sharply. There is a Winter Weather Advisory for our southern counties and a Winter Storm Warning for eastern KY.
If you consider a white Christmas as any snow flying, then our chances are still good both on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, however the best chance to have decent accumulations will be about 50 miles east of Lexington. As temperatures drop fast throughout Thursday, you will want to be aware of quick changing road conditions if you plan to travel tomorrow. Friday will hold more snow showers or flurries with very little added accumulation. Snow totals look to be between a coating and 2 inches for the Bluegrass region, up to 1 inch for the Lakes, then 2 to 4 inches for northeastern and southeastern KY. Temperatures will bottom out in the teens for Thursday and Friday nights and Friday's high will only be in the low 20s. We will warm back up to the 40s soon after the holidays.