The week of Christmas has finally started and our weather is full of several seasons this week.
We start this morning with mostly cloudy skies and temperatures slowly rising to the freezing mark for the morning drive. The higher resolution models are showing the potential for some isolated rain returns between 4-8 a.m. here in the Tri-State.
But with temperatures slightly below freezing, we'll have to keep an eye out for freezing drizzle. This mainly looks to impact northern Kentucky, potentially into Cincinnati during the morning drive. But overall, this shouldn't be a large event, just something being monitored closely as we start the day.
Temperatures will climb steadily today as warm air surges into the Ohio Valley. Winds will pick up from the southeast at 10 to 15 mph and skies will be cloudy by lunch time. Temperatures will climb into the upper 40s late this afternoon.
Mild temperatures will hold on tight this evening. This will be great as the Bengals take on the Broncos for Monday Night Football. Temperatures will range from the mid to upper 40s during the game! Rain showers should hold off until after 10 p.m.
Light, spotty showers move in after midnight and rain coverage will increase for Tuesday morning. We can't rule out a few rumbles of thunder as we start the day Tuesday. And Tuesday will be cloudy, mild and rainy here in the Tri-State. Temperatures will reach the mid 50s, thus my claim of a few different seasons this week.
Spotty showers continue on Wednesday and it will turn very windy. Winds are expected from the southwest at 15 to 25 mph, gusting up to 30 mph. Temperatures will steadily fall that day, bringing in the chance for a wintry mix Wednesday evening.
So what does this all mean as we wake up Christmas morning? With falling temperatures Christmas eve, a rain/snow mix will occur and this will eventually change to snow overnight. This would mean light snow into Christmas morning.
But here's the catch, moisture will be ending fast and may easily be ending quickly that morning. Right now, accumulating snow doesn't look at that likely but the potentially for a dusting cannot be ruled out for Christmas morning.
Patchy freezing drizzle around 6-7 AM
Isolated storms possible by the morning drive
Isolated morning and afternoon thunderstorms
Cloudy skies, mild again
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