Monday, December 19, 2016
Pattern Change Could Bring Rain for Christmas - Likely Travel Impacts
Temperatures this week will warm, but won't warm fast enough for us to get rid of all the snow we have on the ground. So a slight southward shift in the track of the low is possible. However, I do think there is potential for this next storm system to be warmer because our temperatures leading up to the weekend will be warmer as the overall pattern shifts from the deep freeze to more seasonable. If we end up seeing mostly rain in and around Christmas Day, this could lead to some flooding concerns with the melting snow and heavy rainfall.
If you're planning on traveling this weekend, pay attention to the forecast. While it's unlikely at this point we'll be dealing with a snowy winter storm, rain or even a wintry mix could impact your holiday plans.