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Heavy rain and some snow expected
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Posted at 7:03 AM, Dec 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-15 07:04:24-05

The day starts cold and cloudy with temperatures in the middle to low 30s across the region. Cold air sits above a waiting warm front ready to lift moisture into the area later today. As for now, not much is happening on the MaxTrack as we sit cooler by 5-10 degrees from 24 hours ago.

As the warm front lifts north today, clouds stick around. We won’t warm much today. A brief hit of rain/snow should sweep our northern counties today dropping only small amounts of snow. Accumulation is not likely anywhere in our forecast area, despite flakes falling. If you are traveling north this evening, you may run into some snow the closer you get to Cincinnati. As the snow lifts into Ohio, rain will be ramping up across the Bluegrass. Heavy rain showers with some thunderstorms built in. This line will push south slowly through the day Monday, stalling slightly over the south and southeastern counties. This means repeated rounds of heavy rain. The biggest threat early week will be the potential for flash flooding in low lying and poor drainage areas as over 3” of rain could fall in localized locations. Most rain amount will range from a half inch to 2.5.” On the back end of the cold front, some rain will turn to snow thanks to the bitter cold air sliding in. Another brief shot of light snow is expected. This will affect our northern Bluegrass counties and the I-64 corridor to the Ohio River. Still, only trace amounts of snow are likely to fall, making roads slippery through the morning commute Tuesday.