First Alert Weather: Wet, not white Christmas Eve & Day

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The snow some of us still have on the ground will quickly be melting away tonight and tomorrow, with warmer air and rain moving in. Temperatures in the 30s this evening will climb into the 40s by Christmas morning, and climb into the mid to upper 40s during the early afternoon. Rain showers develop before midnight, then become steadier toward dawn.

The wettest part of Christmas Day will likely be the morning hours, with rain becoming more intermittent and tapering off later in the afternoon and evening. Temperatures will drop off late evening and into the overnight, but most of the moisture will be gone at this point, so expect little more than some rogue flakes into Sunday morning. Speaking of Sunday, the weather looks cooler but quiet, which is good news for anybody traveling back home after the holiday.

Unsettled weather next week: We’ll see a series of storm systems moving in next week, each bringing a roller coaster ride of temperatures and a mix of precipitation. The first system arrives on Monday, with some wet snow, rain and perhaps a little sleet or freezing rain. The exact track will determine how much frozen precipitation falls. Tuesday should be a fairly quiet day before another system brings another mixed bag of precipitation on Wednesday. Thursday again looks fairly calm, with a little rain off to the south, and a shot of colder air possible into the New Year’s weekend. This may increase our chances of snow. So, perhaps a new year will bring a new weather pattern. Stay tuned!


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