1. Wednesday will be ok for travel across the mid south and lower Ohio Valley for the Holidays. However once you get into the rockies or midwest travel gets tricky because of a low pressure system bringing rain, snow and wind to those regions. Although it will be mostly cloudy here highs should still reach the mid to upper 40’s.
2. Christmas eve should see rain and thunderstorms move in during the day with winds increasing all of this is ahead of the same low pressure system thanks to the warm southerly flow highs should get into the mid 50’s by midnight. Right now the spc has any severe threat to our south.
3. Chirstmas day will see the cold front push through with a wind shift to the west and a dry slot feature moving in as snow flies to our nw and rain moves east. However it will still be cloudy but temps will fall duirng the day to around 30 by days end.
4. The rainfall total of 60 for the season has a fair shot of happening the 00z gfs has about 3/4 inch to an inch while the 00z nam has about 1/2 inch. This would still put the region in need for another 1/4 to 1/2 inch of qpf for the season that may come from one more storm around the 30th right now it could be a snow chance for the region. However we’ll just get through this week first.
Happy Holidays to all of you from us here at WKU!
(Due to the Holiday the next scheduled update is Saturday when I will go over any storm chances around the 30th.)