Christmas Cold: Big temperature drop coming today

Weather

This forecast is current as of Wednesday morning, December 23rd.

After a very mild start to Wednesday, sharply colder temperatures are headed for the QCA just in time for Christmas.

The Bottom Line

  • Today’s temperatures will reach the 50s around midday, then plummet into the 20s this evening
  • Winds will gust around 40-50 mph today into tonight
  • A few rain showers are possible this morning/afternoon. Spotty snow showers are possible this evening
  • Wind chills will be at or below 0° Christmas Eve into Christmas Morning

A strong cold front coming from the Plains states today will drive in arctic air & more gusty winds. Breezy conditions likely all the way into Christmas Day.

Hoping for a white Christmas?

The forecast doesn’t look promising for that. This weather system does pack some heavy snow & even blizzard conditions…but that will be in Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, & northwest Iowa.

We’re more likely to just see a few brief snow showers this evening & tonight.

The upcoming weekend looks warmer, with highs back in the upper 30s.

There’s a chance of rain & snow later on Sunday.

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