Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of a few morning flurries. High: 29-34. Northwest wind 3-6 mph.
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy. Low: 23-26. Winds will be light and variable.
Monday: Mostly cloudy with a mix of rain/ freezing rain and sleet developing. High: 37, Low: 24.
Forecast By: Meteorologist Nick Merianos
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Forecast Headlines: Cloudy stretch; winter begins Sunday evening; significant storm for Christmas Eve.
Mostly cloudy and dry day in store for Sunday. A few isolated morning flurries will give way to mostly cloudy skies. There is indications of perhaps a glimpse of afternoon sunshine, but we are not optimistic of that occurring.
Winter arrives Sunday at 6:03PM local time. Sunday is the shortest day of the year in terms of daylight at nine hours, six minutes and seventeen seconds.
We're remaining with our current forecast for Monday by keeping the day itself dry. Precipitation looks to arrive across the Tiers Monday night into Tuesday as a wintry mix; rain, freezing rain, and sleet, then a changeover to plain rain on Tuesday is certain.
A significant storm system will affect the entire eastern third of the country on Christmas Eve. We will be on the warm side of a powerful low pressure system, with temperatures rising into the mid 50s on Wednesday! We are forecasting a record high temperature of 54 on Dec 24. The record high is 51F, set back in 1965. The bigger story will be the potential for a soaking rainfall and gusty winds. Current indications point to a widespread inch of rain with locally higher amounts, especially east. Travel delays are likely, especially for the major airports. Stay tuned for updated forecasts if you plan on traveling.
Colder air will funnel into the Tiers Christmas Eve night and Christmas day. The winds could be strong during this period with gusts in excess of 40 mph, especially for the hill tops. Temperatures will fall into the 30s during Christmas day. Any left over rain shower will likely transition to snow showers. Snow accumulation, if any will be light. Chances of a white Christmas do not look promising for the Twin Tiers.
Our next chance for a rain/ snow mix will take place next weekend.