Forecast: A cold, but quiet first day of Winter

Thursday forecast: cloudy skies for the day, rain to return by Friday night in Polk County

However, snow estimates are only best two days out max, so look out for my holiday weekend weather update Friday for a more accurate snowfall prediction.

Tonight: Snow will start falling after dinner time in Western New York and move east.

Friday's rain should end in Austin that night, forecasters say, but drivers heading to Houston or the Gulf Coast for Christmas should be aware of lingering storms on Saturday. Upper Valley folks felt the ground shake late last night with a M2.3 natural disaster one mile northwest of Centerville, Vermont at 11:34 PM Wednesday.

According to meteorologists, the jet stream - a river of air that tends to keep polar conditions far to the north of Texas - will plunge southward this weekend, allowing bitter arctic air to invade the southern Plains. "Model guidance continues to suggest a solid 1-2" of rain for most of Eastern Kentucky.

"Abundant Gulf of Mexico moisture will surge northward and be lifted by a strong cold front and upper jet stream support", notes the NWS.

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Friday, it will be mostly cloudy with a high near 36, the weather service said.

Today - Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Saturday evening, briefly just rain falls everywhere (aside from highest elevations which remain at a mix) before switching back over to snow with a few inches falling into Sunday morning.

Saturday brings a chance of rain and snow before noon, then a chance of rain between noon and 5 p.m., followed by a chance of rain and snow after 5 p.m.

Since the beginning of weather recordkeeping in Austin in the 1890s, 83 percent of Christmases have seen temperatures 50 degrees or higher.

But if you're staying home in Austin, forecasters anticipate a Christmas Day no warmer than 54 degrees, which is several degrees cooler than normal. Teens for daytime highs Tuesday and Wednesday with nighttime lows near 0°. The chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Friday will be partly cloudy early with clouds building through the day.

Cloudy skies are expected for Thursday night.

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