If you are travelling near or far the weekend leading up to Christmas here is what you can expect when go outside.
Expect a cold start Thursday with temperatures in the mid-30s in the city and dropping as low as 27 points north and west. Clouds will increase through Thursday as high temperatures near 50.
Rain moves in after the evening commute and then overnight expect some heavy rain heading into Friday morning. Some areas could see close to an inch of rain with the heavier showers.
The Poconos could be the only spot to see a wintry mix when the storm moves in late Thursday, but then changes over to rain.
While the rain is moving through Friday morning, and the cold front starts to drop temps more, we’ll have a chance for a wintry mix north and west of Philly at that time. But precipitation should quickly move out, so the rain/snow mix depends on how much moisture is left by the time temps drop.
We’ll see sunshine after the rain leaves, but more clouds again by Friday afternoon, then a very windy day with gusts nearing 25 mph or higher.
The heavy winds could bring in some fast-moving snow showers or flurries from the northwest where the snow will be (in Central and Western Pennsylvania). The best chance for that will be north and west of Philly.
Expect another windy day on Saturday with winds as highs as 30 mph or higher. There will be a chance for flurries as it feels like the 30s during the afternoon Saturday with the wind.