WINTER STORM WATCH Much of SE Indiana, Boone, Gallatin and Carroll Counties in KY and Butler, Clinton, Hamilton, and Warren counties in Ohio from late tonight through late Wednesday night
WINTER STORM WARNING Fayette, Franklin and Union counties in Indiana from 1 AM Wednesday to 1 AM Thursday
Merry Christmas Morning! We’re watching a significant winter storm today, so this forecast will deal exclusively with that. Let me preface this by saying, this forecast could still change. Corey Ecton and I have been anticipating a continuing shift southeast…as such, these snow totals could increase.
CHRISTMAS DAY: The holiday itself looks good and dry. While it WON’T be a White Christmas (unfortunately), I do think it’ll be a sunny one with highs near 40.
TONIGHT: Confidence is increasing that a significant storm will impact the area. That impact begins later tonight. Snow will spread in from the west after midnight. Lows will be around 30.
WEDNESDAY: This is a dicey period. If you live in Maysville, Brooksville, West Union, or Georgetown, it’s almost certain you’ll see plain old rain mixing in. The further west you go, the more snow until you reach those areas in the Winter Storm Warning which will likely remain all snow. Highs tomorrow won’t move much…only mid 30’s.
TOMORROW NIGHT: Everybody will be all snow tomorrow night before ending late. Temperatures will end up around 25.
SO HOW MUCH?: Here’s the million dollar question: How much for me? Well, if you live in Brookville, Connersville, Liberty or Versailles, you should expect at least 6-10″ of snow. Locations close to I-71 should expect at least 3-7″ including metro Cincinnati. East of town, including Adams, Brown, southeastern Highland, Lewis, Mason, Bracken, Pendleton, or Robertson counties, expect 3″ or less as more rain will mix in. Again, ALL OF THIS is subject to change!
We cannot emphasize this enough: Once conditions start to go downhill, your best bet is to stay indoors! With the stores closed today, I know the temptation will be high to go out and get those “snowstorm essentials” or make those returns. DO NOT GO OUT UNLESS YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST DO SO. A lot of flights will be cancelled.
TRAVEL: If you’re getting on a last minute flight, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri will be seeing significant snow. South of that, severe weather is LIKELY from Louisiana to Alabama.
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NEXT UPDATE: I will bring you a special update later today. I had planned to just do one update, but with this major storm on our doorstep, there will be two instead. Until then, take care!