White Christmas on the way to the mountains

DANGER, Ky. (WYMT) – Merry Christmas! After a complicated Christmas Eve, the rain is changing to snow throughout the area.

Tonight and christmas

When your area starts to see snow, it will continue to ripple through the night, into the night and early Christmas morning. Santa Claus will deal with this on his journey to the mountains tonight. Road conditions will start to get worse quickly, especially after dark, so stay away from the roads as much as possible later.

Most areas should wake up at Christmas with at least one grass cover. Some will wake up to much more. Our latest forecast indicates that the heaviest ranges of snow fall in eastern counties, with smaller amounts falling in the west. Most of our area is under a winter storm warning that will last until Friday. The areas along and west of I-75 and parts of East Tennessee are under a Winter Weather Warning, also early in the Christmas morning.

Here is the latest snowfall forecast:

Here is the likely last snowfall forecast that we will issue for tonight's system.  Most areas must ...
Here is the likely last snowfall forecast that we will issue for tonight’s system. Most areas should wake up with at least some snow on Christmas morning.(WYMT)

Now, as far as temperatures are concerned, they will continue to fall until Friday morning, reaching their highest level. We will fight to get out of our teens under a generally cloudy sky and a layer of snow on the ground on Friday for the peak of the day. The skies will start to clear on Christmas Eve and we will see the casualties hit the teenagers. Moral of the story in the coming days? It will be very cold.

Extended Forecast

The sun comes back on Saturday and temperatures will rise to 30 degrees. Much, if not all, of the snow must melt in areas with direct sunlight. Unfortunately, sunny skies during the day mean clear skies at night and minimum temperatures of 20 degrees. This means that everything that has melted will freeze again on Sunday morning.

The sun is back on Sunday, and this time, we are going to warm up close to 50 and drop only to 40 degrees overnight, so that should help for people who have to get back to work on Monday.

Some chances of rain come back on Sunday night and last until Monday. Tuesday seems drier and colder. We can see another cold front that will affect the region in the middle of the week.

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