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2023-24 Winter Weather Forecast for Lexington

Prepare for winter weather in Lexington with these seasonal temperature and precipitation outlooks.

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Ready or not, winter is on its way to Lexington. | Photo by @femibranded

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We know the question on your mind, Lexingtonians — when’s it going to get cold? Thanks to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, we know what temperatures and precipitation trends to expect in our city for December, January, and February. While exact weather conditions typically can’t be predicted more than a week in advance, here’s a seasonal outlook to help you prepare for what winter will bring.

Reminder: The first day of winter is on Thursday, Dec. 21.

A map showing the winter weather outlook of the US.

Here’s what you can expect this winter. | Graphic via NOAA

🌡️ Temperature

Think cool. This winter, Lexington has a 33-50% chance of temperatures being higher than normal.

🌨️ Precipitation

Lexington is expected to see an average amount of snow and rainfall this winter.

☀️ Drought

Drought conditions are expected to persist this season.

December’s deal

Typically in Lexington, December’s temperatures fluctuate between an average low of 31.5°F and an average high of 43.9°F, but expect to see more of those mid-40° days this year. December is also the month that sees the shortest days, with an average of 9h and 35min of daylight.

Onward to January

January has consistently been the coldest month of the year in Lexington, with an average low of 25.7°F and an average high of 39°F. If you’re a fan of snow, this is when you can start to look for accumulation. The most likely months for snowfall in Lexington are January-April.

Will February be freezing?

February trends similarly to January in terms of temperature, with an average low of 28.8°F and an average high of 43.5°F. If you’re over the cold by this point, here’s some good news. February is when Lexington starts to see longer days, averaging 10h and 49min of daylight.

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