Windy & Cold Christmas Eve

Sunny and Chilly for Christmas
Posted at 3:37 AM, Dec 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-24 08:29:07-05

The cold front has moved through, and the rains are continuing to push eastward. As the rains end, some cloud cover will remain this morning, but quickly clear out later in the day. Temperatures have dropped into the 40s and 50s and will generally hold there, or perhaps drop a few more degrees during the day. Winds will remain gusty, at times exceeding 35mph. This, combined with temperatures in the 40s, will keep the wind chills in the 20s and 30s most of the day.

Winds will gradually lighten up tonight, so Santa Claus should have better flying conditions by midnight. His big, red coat will come in handy as temperatures are expected to be in the lower 30s by early Christmas morning. There may be a few patches of frost, but if the winds stay up enough, frost may not be an issue. Lots of sunshine is planed for Christmas Day, temperatures should warm into the lower 50s.

Beyond Christmas and looking toward the final days of 2020, we are expecting a bit of a warming trend. Sunny skies are expected for Saturday and Sunday with highs in the 60s. A few showers are possible early in the week with highs approaching 70 degrees. Another front is expected late in the week, which should bring cooler weather for the first days of 2021.