Breezy Wednesday, rain showers for Christmas Day

Forecast

The weekend will not be a washout, but plan for some rain...

EVENING: Mostly cloudy, temps in the 30s.

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy, low 27.

WEDNESDAY: Mix of sun and clouds, becoming breezy. Northwest winds 5-15mph. High 42.

We remain chilly and dry as we inch closer to the holiday weekend. Wednesday will feel colder as a northwesterly breeze develops in the wake of a cold front. Northwest winds increase to 5-15mph with gusts of 25 mph Wednesday afternoon. Thursday stays dry before we track the next system for Christmas Eve.

Clouds increase Friday ahead of a system that will bring snow showers across northern PA Friday morning. At most, some of us could see a passing flurry or two Friday morning. We remain cloudy and dry Friday afternoon and evening for any Christmas Eve services. Rain showers develop later Friday night into Christmas morning.

I am noticing model guidance is having a tough time with the weekend forecast and beyond. This is a sign of a more active pattern that is developing between the holidays. We don’t see any big storms in the works, but rather quick moving systems that will likely bring bouts of rain showers. Christmas Day is now looking like one of those days that will have occasional showers. Similar conditions are expected again toward the middle of next week. We’ll fine tune these details for you so check back later this week.

-Meteorologists Eric Finkenbinder

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