This Christmas will be WARM!!! Maybe snow shower after dark and in the mountains of western PA, but that is about it. The pattern is changing, and it looks to become stormy, much colder (but in steps not one shocking sudden blast) and wet and white.
[Note: Driving me crazy 'Hype machine' did go crazy with this storm: headlines of flooding, blizzard, monster midwest storm, poor driving conditions, etc. etc. all for a storm that will be a very typical winter great lakes storm that heads north into Canada. This was not media doing it, but meteorologists who ought to know better. Not all did this but too many did. Trying to outdo each other I guess.]
Here is the final forecast for Christmas:
Monday: 36 32 Some sun this morning. Mostly cloudy afternoon. Maybe light drizzle at night.
Tuesday 42 42 No typo. Temps will slowly rise with the high very late in day. Stay steady/rise
at night with some light showers possible.
Wednesday 54 54 Temps should rise steadily as rain arrives. The high will be late at night.
Thursday 60 38 Very warm early morning as front moves through. Falling temps to around 40
by evening. Snow shower possible, but unlikely. Strong gusty west winds.
Friday 45 33 Partly sunny. Seasonally mild. Winds gusty at times.
Sat/Sun 40 30s Weak but moist storm system moving by to our south, may bring wet snow or rain to area. Colder air pushes further south as arctic air enters the picture.