Weather Authority: Clouds Wednesday night ahead of Christmas Eve storm

It’s a tail of two seasons Thursday as roller coaster high temperatures for Thursday reach the 60s and crash into the 30s Christmas Day.

FOX 29’s Scott Williams says Christmas Eve begins dry and quiet, as cloud cover is on the increase by 4 p.m. As we lose the daylight, the rains moves in and between 8 to 9 p.m., we will see heavy rainfall.


A rumble or two of thunder won’t be out of the question as a couple of squall lines move through after midnight, with temperatures in the 50s and 60s after midnight. The entire region will experience downpours and strong wind gusts overnight and into Christmas morning. Rainfall totals are anticipated to top an inch to 2 inches of rain.

Temperatures will crash on the backside of the system, Christmas morning, around 5 a.m.

A Flood Watch has been issued for Chester County and points west, as well as for the Lehigh Valley and portions of Bucks and Montgomery Counties through Friday morning.

The wind will pick up Thursday morning, with wind gusts reaching into the upper 30s to mid 40 mph by the New Jersey and Delaware Beaches. By Thursday night, the wind gusts along the Jersey coasts will be in the upper 50s to mid 60 mph range.

Wind gusts throughout the region will be high. This is the time to secure any Christmas decorations, especially the blow-up displays. Power outages are likely, especially south and east of Philadelphia.

A Wind Advisory has been issued for the region Thursday night into Friday morning, as well as a High Wind Warning for the Jersey and Delaware coasts.

The winter conditions will remain throughout the weekend with a chance of showers on Monday.


WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Low: 37

THURSDAY: Rainy, windy. High: 61, Low: 39 

FRIDAY: a.m. rain, p.m. sun. High: 52, Low: 30

SATURDAY: Sunny, cold. High: 33, Low: 23


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