Ken Barlow expects great travel weather through Saturday. Wet not white for Christmas.
Good Thursday morning!
*WINTER ARRIVES AT 9:27 PM TODAY*
The date may say tomorrow is the first FULL day of winter, but the forecast says that it will be more like early November.
In fact, the weekend will be so mild, with temperatures in the 40’s to near 50-degrees, that we may break a record high on Christmas Eve (day).
Expect dry roads across the state, except for a light shower Friday morning, and then occasional rain by Christmas Eve (day) and likely right through Christmas Day and possibly Tuesday as well.
The record high that is possible is on Christmas Eve (day) with temperatures in the upper 40’s to lower 50’s…the record high the date is 46 set in 1957.
No other daytime temperatures will likely get near the records for those dates.
No major accumulating snow in sight…but there could be minor accumulations of a coating or so in the northwest corner of the state, but no major snow-related travel issues are expected.
*Last year on this date a days-long snowstorm and blizzard started, leaving the metro with 8” of snow, 60 mph winds, closed roads and Arctic Air through the holiday.
Have a great day!