Wednesday, December 24th 7am
Today: Cloudy with periods of rain...an embedded thunderstorm also possible this afternoon. Highs 54-58. *worth noting that these temperatures won't be reached until 8 or 9 pm
Tonight: Rain coming to an end. West winds gusting 20-30 mph. Lows 41-45.
Christmas: Partly cloudy with west winds gusting 20-30 mph. Upslope snow flurries and snow showers across the Allegheny Highlands...especially during the morning. Highs 47-51.
Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 52-56.
Saturday: Mostly sunny with clouds increasing later in the day. Highs 55-59.
Discussion: As of 6am...anywhere from 0.25-0.50" of rain has already fallen in the Valley with plenty of Gulf moisture still streaming north into the area. We will continue to see periods of rain today...heavy at times...especially through early afternoon (An additional 0.50-1.00" of rain expected today). There may be a bit of a lull this evening as this current batch moves out and we wait for the passage of the cold front (currently shown stretching from Arkansas north into Illinois and Indiana). A few rumbles of thunder are even possible with better chances east of the mountains where temperatures will be a bit warmer. Speaking of temperatures, southerly winds will help warm surge highs into the mid to upper 50s.