Christmas Eve looks to be wet and wild this year. Some of the reliable long range weather models have a strong low pressure system tracking just to our west on Christmas Eve. When a low passes to our west the counter clockwise winds draw in warm moist oceanic air from the Gulf Stream. This storm has a chance to be very strong by the potential of a strong air lift dynamic with heavy wind swept rain, severe thunderstorms, gale force winds approaching tropical storm force and temperatures approaching 60 degrees. If everything does come together there will be rapid melting with our snowpack creating flooding in areas of poor drainage. This active system will move out quickly Christmas morning with some arctic cold spilling in from the back side of the low pressure area causing a flash freeze where there’s standing water.
Stay tuned. I will issue updates.