The clouds will increase as we head into the evening hours with rain showers developing late evening and into the overnight hours.
Several inches of snow could fall along the coast before the change to freezing rain. It is unusual to see snow so early in that neck of the woods, but folks where hoping for a White Christmas especially after the intense snowfall event that took place a few days earlier.
FRIDAY: Partly cloudy skies with increasing clouds through the afternoon and evening. Today is simply a sunny, cold day with temperatures below long-term averages, right around 30 degrees.
“A little change for Thursday – mild everywhere with highs of 10 to 13 degrees, but often damp and misty in light southwest breezes”.
Derry’s Waterside covered in a blanket of ice and snow on Christmas morning in 2009. While confidence is high regarding the cold blast by the weekend, there is still uncertainty on whether we will see snow on Christmas Eve.
Cleveland and Detroit: The driest days in both cities will be Thursday.
Though almost two feet of snow blanketed parts of Wyoming, Genesee and Orleans counties this past week, a warm weather system, expected to dissolve all remaining snow, will hover over the region well into the weekend. Highs are still forecast to sit in the upper 70s to low 80s Friday and into the weekend.
Rain is likely Friday and Saturday.
In order for Christmas Day to be a white one, it doesn’t necessarily have to snow. Temperatures will reach high enough later in the day that any snow will melt off quickly.
“On Thursday night, mild and misty, with rain and drizzle fairly widespread for a time and with some local patches of fog also”.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Snow showers are possible, with a freezing cold temperature of 23 degrees. The warmest weather will be mid- to upper 50s on Saturday afternoon, and the coldest high will be in the lower 30s on Tuesday. Fog could be a problem each morning through Sunday. We will reach a high of 55 with a 60% chance of rain for most of the day.
The next rainfall is predicted to arrive Saturday and continue into Christmas Eve, in advance of the cold front.