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December 23, 2016 #TriCitiesWx Forecast

December 23, 2016

It’s the big question every year, whether or not we’ll have a White Christmas this year. It doesn’t happen often, but once in a while we get lucky and have some snow on the ground for December 25. Will it happen this year? It’s right slap in the middle of today’s Tri-Cities Weather Blog forecast for through Tuesday!

Today is a warm day, which will not help matters at all. It’s as high as 60 degrees in parts of our area, and that will continue to rise until sunset at shortly after 5 PM. A cold front will bring rain in the coming days, then after Christmas we’ll see more rain on the way. Here’s the outlook:

  • Tonight-Mostly cloudy, with rain developing overnight. Lows near 40.
  • Saturday-Mostly cloudy, with off and on rain likely. High 54.
  • Saturday night-Scattered showers. Low 45.
  • Sunday-Partly to mostly cloudy, with a couple rain showers in spots. High 65.
  • Monday-Partly to mostly cloudy, maybe a rain shower or two. High 67.
  • Tuesday-Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. High 59.

That pretty much tells the tale. Our temperatures will be way too warm for any type of snow in the near future, including Sunday. If anything falls from the sky from a precipitation standpoint, it’ll be rain. In fact, I’m not sure we drop below freezing at any point through Tuesday!

So while we won’t get a White Christmas this year, we are getting some much needed rain. We’re still 6 inches of rain or so below average for 2016, so rain showers will definitely help. There’s no way we’ll surpass our normal this year, but we are three inches to the good of the worst point of the drought this year, which is a good thing!

In between rain showers, getting outdoors to play with new things will be a great idea this weekend, especially on Sunday most of the time. That’s the positive outlook to having another warm Christmas!

In case you haven’t been listening to our stations recently, all four of the stations where I work are moving next week. We’ll be moving things from our current location in downtown Bristol to another location in the Tri-Cities late next week. So, be prepared as we may be off the air for a while during the changeover process, and I may not be as regular on the blog over the next few weeks to try to assist in the move. If anything serious happens weather wise, of course I’ll be on it with Twitter coverage on all of the station accounts as well as my own.

It’s going to be a crazy end of 2016 and start to 2017, but I’m hoping once the move is done and everything is in place, we’ll be better than ever next year. Meanwhile, I’ll try to have a new forecast on here late Sunday after all the gifts are unwrapped and everyone has gone home, so stay tuned for that. Merry Christmas!

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