Chester County: What to Expect From the Upcoming Massive Storm

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CHESTER COUNTY, PA — The National Weather Service has released its latest Hazardous Weather Outlook for Chester County, Pennsylvania.

  • High pressure will move through the area today before sliding east tonight.
  • A significant storm system will develop to the west and affect our weather Thursday and Friday, bringing heavy rain and strong winds.
  • Following that, arctic air and gusty winds will be in place for the upcoming holiday weekend.
  • High pressure builds into the area for early next week.

Today is predicted to be a beautiful and sunny day! With temperatures in the low 40s and only light northeast winds, it’s an ideal day to get out and enjoy all that the season has to offer. Later tonight, the chances for sunny skies will diminish with mostly cloudy conditions. Lows in the upper 20s and east winds around 5 mph will create chilly weather so make sure to bundle up if you’re staying outside.

For Thursday and Friday, the National Weather Service is cautioning that windy conditions could create isolated areas of tree damage and power outages on Friday. Expect very cloudy skies on Thursday with rain and freezing rain expected in the morning, followed by heavy rain in the afternoon. Temperatures should remain in the upper forties and east winds will start around 5-10 mph with gusts of up to 20 mph, but they are predicted to increase later in the day to 15-20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. For Thursday night, it will remain wet, blustery and not as cool with southeast winds ranging from 15-25mph paired with gusts of up to 40 mph. The chance of precipitation stands at almost 100 percent.

The weather for this Friday is more unpredictable. Rain is expected in the morning but will eventually transition to partly sunny in the afternoon with a chance of snow. Any accumulation from the snow is projected to be minimal, but the winds will remain strong, varying from 25 mph from the south to 45 mph from the west in the afternoon, so everyone should pack their windbreakers. The chilly temperatures with highs only reaching the upper 40s and diving into the mid-20s by late afternoon also leaves no doubt that winter will truly be upon us soon. To top it off, Friday night looks just as frigid as winds chill values dropping to 10 below and an expected low of only 10 above.

Chester County’s Weather Forecast for Christmas

The forecast for Chester County this upcoming weekend and into next week is looking sunny and cold. As we prepare for Christmas Eve, temperatures are predicted to be much colder than usual with highs in the 20s and lows around 10 above. Let’s take a look at what the weather holds for us in the days ahead.

Saturday will be mostly sunny with a brisk chill in the air. Highs are expected to reach as low as 20 degrees with wind chill values as low as 10 below in the morning. Saturday night (Christmas Eve) will remain mostly clear though very cold, with lows around 10 above and wind chill values as low as 5 below.

Christmas Day is predicted to be sunny yet cold, with highs reaching only the lower 20s and wind chill values again dropping to 5 below in the morning. Sunday night remains mostly clear, with lows ranging from 10 to 15 degrees throughout Chester County.

Monday’s weather will be mostly sunny but still just as cold, with highs reaching only into the upper 20s. Monday night’s forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies and a near steady temperature of the lower 20s throughout most of Chester County.

Finally, on Tuesday we can expect it to warm up slightly, with highs reaching into the mid-30s and skies remaining mostly sunny throughout the day.

All in all, temperatures for Chester Countians this coming weekend through Tuesday will remain chilly though certainly not unbearably so! Make sure you bundle up if you plan on spending any time outdoors in these frigid days before Christmas! Stay safe out there!

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