Winding down for Christmas

Sun and warmer (eventually) in the near-future
Posted at 3:54 PM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 17:37:03-05

The strong upper-level low that passed yesterday packed a punch in the rainfall department. We ended the three-day system with a little over 3” of rainfall in some areas in Central Kentucky, including in Lexington. General amounts ranged from 2” to 3” for all locations, except the southeast which totaled around an inch or less. Several flood reports came through of street flooding, and FLOOD WARNINGS remain in effect for eastern counties through this evening. The snow that fell earlier was pretty but didn’t amount to much.

Thanks to temperatures remaining above freezing, there was very little retention of ground snow. Now, we can start focusing on the positives. Temperatures get a chance to warm late-week as the sunshine returns and high pressure strengthens. We should be back into the upper 40s and above average over the weekend. Precipitation chances remain low through the next several days, and even into Christmas. If you prefer Christmas in warmer climates, go ahead and stay put. Temperatures warm to near 60 degrees next week with plenty of sunshine hanging around.