Warmest temperatures of the month as we track snow for Christmas Eve

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(Dec. 23, 2014) - Temperatures have already reached 50° this morning, marking the warmest temperature of the month for December and putting us 15° above the average afternoon high.  Spotty showers will be with us off and on for today, but expect big gaps of dry weather too.  Here is your planner:

Heavier rain begins pushing in later tonight and overnight, as the surface low begins to rapidly deepen and lift out of the Gulf of Mexico towards the Ohio Valley.  Once on the move, wind speeds will begin to increase here and colder air will begin to wrap in, allowing our temperatures to fall steadily through Christmas Eve.

The track for the best snow chances remains still somewhat unclear (somewhere between central Illinois to central Indiana).  Considering the warmth already in place...a lot of the snow that falls in the beginning (onset) will melt with most roads wet to slushy and NOT snow covered.  In the heavier snow band, a quick covering is expected, reducing drivers visibility.  Accumulations still appear likely for the grassy areas through Christmas morning.