Weather: Quiet Thursday, then messy couple of days (12/21 AM)

Posted December 22, 2017

In the immediate D.C. area, we can pretty much rule out a white Christmas - from the standpoint of having measurable snow on the ground Christmas morning.

"During the day on Saturday it looks like milder air will try to push in", Walker said. Locally we will see a small shower chance, breezy conditions and highs in the lower 60s along with mostly cloudy skies.

Good Thursday, and happy winter!

The first day of winter will feel like winter, but the weather will stay quiet with quite a few clouds and temperatures not climbing any higher than the 20s.

Snow, ice and treacherous travel from the first storm will spread from the central Great Lakes to part of the central Appalachians and New England into Saturday.

Rain chances will be limited for the end of the work week before increasing again for the weekend ahead. The snow will follow a warmer, wet start to the weekend. Depending on how quickly the warmer air arrives will determine when the change-over from snow to a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain will take place Friday. We are anticipating anywhere from one half an inch up to two inches of snow overnight.mainly along and north of I-96.

The National Weather Service is forecasting snow Friday in New Hampshire, a mix of snow and freezing rain for parts of the state Saturday, and snowfall Sunday night and into Christmas Day on Monday. Saturday's high temperatures may top out at or above 50 for many and we expect a fair amount of cloud cover and fog with occasional rain for much of the day. The reason for this is largely due to the wedge, or cold air damming, that frequently sets up around here. When exactly this system pulls off the coast is still up in the air as computer models are in disagreement.

The winds calm down by Christmas and temperatures drop below seasonal levels.

Our computer models have trended a bit colder over the past couple of days.

There still remains a lot of uncertainty with this forecast early Sat morning and beyond, so keep checking back for updates.