WHERE IS THE COLD AND SNOW?
Thanks to a strong southwesterly push of warm air, temperatures remain well above average. We are very likely to break the warmest low temperature record, as well as, the high temperature for the day. The low will not happen until just before midnight Christmas Eve and I expect the temperatures in the mid to upper 50’s. Afternoon temperatures will be warm in the upper 60’s to low 70’s. So no snow this year for Santa here in the Mid-Atlantic. Few spotty showers are possible in the early part of the day, however, a cold front will sag south by afternoon. Winds will be mild and breezy out of the south-southwest 10-15 mph with gusts to 25 mph.
Santa will want to leave his heavy coat home. Temperatures will be mild in the 50’s. We will get a break from the rain, so it will be dry for deliver all the children’s gifts here in PA.
Looks dry for the morning, and high pressure helps to keep a good chunk of the afternoon dry but more showers creep in towards evening. Highs will still be very mild in the low 60s.
STAYING MILD BUT SHOWERY THROUGH THE WEEKEND
The trend into the weekend remains the same, rain remains a threat and temperatures will continue above average. Best chance for showers will be Saturday afternoon and evening. More arrive late in the day Sunday. Highs will be in the low to mid 50s for the start of the weekend but shoot up to near 60 on Sunday.