CHESTER COUNTY, PA — There’s still some time to get your holiday shopping done, but will Chester County see a white Christmas this year? According to the latest forecast, it looks like the answer is most likely no.
Low pressure off the Northeast coast will gradually give way to high pressure building eastward from the Ohio Valley over the next few days. This means that we’ll see mainly dry weather, with a trend towards sunnier skies on Monday and Tuesday.
However, a significant storm system will pass by Thursday and Friday, bringing snow, rain and gusty winds to much of the area. Luckily, the extended forecast currently shows mostly clear skies for Saturday evening (Christmas Eve) and partly cloudy skies for Sunday (Christmas day).
On Christmas Eve the temperature will dip to around 15 degrees with mostly clear skies and a gentle breeze from the west. Though temperatures on Christmas day aren’t expected to soar, with highs predicted to reach a balmy 26 degrees and partly cloudy skies above – perfect for taking a wintery stroll. Winds will also remain light out of the west, only 5-10 mph on the day, ensuring that any planned outdoor festivities aren’t disrupted.
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Today and Tonight
Today promises to be mild and sunny, as temperatures hover around 37 degrees. Light winds are expected in the morning and could pick up enough to produce gusts of 20 mph, while the West wind strengthens to around 10 mph overnight. By nightfall, the skies will be clear and temperatures dip to an expected 24 degrees. Those heading out tonight will want to dress for the cooler evenings we can expect during this near-term weather pattern, along with some gusty winds.
Monday through Tuesday Night
Monday is shaping up to be a gorgeous day, with abundant sunshine and a high near 37. There will be a brisk west wind of 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Monday night will be partly cloudy, with cooler temperatures settling in at around 24. On Tuesday, the sun should remain out, but temperatures will remain relatively cool at a high of 39. Moreover, the winds should become calmer on Tuesday night as skies stay partly cloudy and low temperatures dip down to 22 degrees.
Wednesday through Saturday
Conditions on Wednesday bring mostly sunny days with high temperatures reaching a brisk 41 degrees. Evening skies will settle into a mostly cloudy blanket, cooling the area to 27 degrees. On Thursday morning, precipitation chances increase for snow before 10 am then continuing as rain. Skies remain mostly cloudy, with the temperature climbing to a milder 49 degrees throughout the day. Chances of rainfall during the night are high and overnight riders may find themselves in an especially wet and humid 41 degree overnight low.
Friday brings further chances of rain and snow along with an even higher temperature than previously seen near 51 degrees throughout the day. As night approaches, the chance of snow drops off but temperatures plunge to 15 near midnight into Saturday morning. Awakening from an early chill, Saturday offers a slight reprieve with mostly sunny skies and temperatures rebounding slightly to 26 by afternoon.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
As winter approaches and Christmas morning rapidly draws closer, many of us are checking the weather forecasts for December 24th and 25th. On Christmas Eve, the skies will be mostly clear with a low of 15 degrees and winds out of the west at 10 to 15 mph.
On Christmas Day, the forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with a high of 26 degrees and winds out of the west at 5 to 10 mph. With such mild weather, bundling up and going on festive outdoor activities may not be as much of a challenge as some were expecting.
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