5:31pm

Mon December 17, 2012
The Commonwealth

Storms Kick Off Pre-Christmas Weather

An area of low pressure crossing the state from southwest to northeast is causing scattered thunderstorms, some of which could contain hail and high winds. The Storm Prediction Center has placed much of the state in the Slight Risk today. Winds could gust to around 30 mph.

Colder air is predicted to move in tonight, creating the possibility of a snow shower Tuesday morning in the north and east.

On Wednesday night, a strong area of low pressure will work into the northern Ohio Valley, dragging a powerful cold front in its wake. Temps will start in the 50s Thursday before falling into the upper 20s and low 30s from west to east during the afternoon and evening. Forty- to 50-mph winds will be possible, accompanied by the ever-so-likely possibility of snow.

The Kentucky Weather Center provided information for this update.