Will there be a white Christmas this year?

Which area in Pennsylvania has the best chance for a white Christmas?

Thursday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 54 and a south wind from 5 to 10 miles per hour. Warm air will continue to punch inland through Saturday making for a gradual change in precipitation through the day. Clouds will linger through the day with occasional peaks of sun with high temperatures in the mid 30s.

Most of the precipitation we see will be light, but temperatures around/below freezing overnight could create some icy conditions by Friday morning.

The cold air that moved in Thursday will be locked into the region Friday morning making for the coldest start so far this week with lows in the teens and single digits with wind chill values nearing 0 in spots.

Next week offers another chance of rain by late in the week.

Friday will see rain likely, but mainly after noon. "On Christmas Eve you had one centimetre of snow on the ground ... and then all of a sudden before that observation was made Christmas morning, you got about five centimetres of snow", he said. Conditions will be cloudy, with a high near 52 and west winds from 5 to 7 miles per hour, becoming north in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

Flurries of up to five centimetres are expected today before ending tonight but after that it's time to seriously bundle up says Environment Canada meteorologist Lisa West. The cold front that will have moved through Saturday night will slow down off the coast and a wave of low pressure will form somewhere along the boundary and track northeastward along it.

Much colder air entering the middle of the nation during the weekend prior to Christmas will be just the start of a frigid weather pattern for many. The evening will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. Sunday, Christmas Eve, will likely be quiet weather-wise, but another storm is forecast on Christmas Day. Chance of rain around 20%.

Travel for the day after Christmas is looking pretty ideal for those staying in Northeast Ohio.

  • Jon Douglas