Long Range Forecast: Very Warm Christmas Expected for the Coastal Empire and Low Country

NCEP 8-14 Day Outlook shows well above normal temps for the east.

While we are expecting a substantial chill to develop Friday into the weekend… it will be brief. By next week… latest model trends indicate unseasonable warmth re-developing over our area.

A cold front will pass through late Thursday and early Friday bringing with it showers and possibly even a few thunderstorms. Behind the front this weekend highs will average from the mid 50s to low 60s… with morning lows in the mid 30s.

But by next Monday… highs will rebound above normal into the upper 60s. Tuesday highs will reach the low to mid 70s.

Next Wednesday through Christmas Eve and Christmas Day… highs will likely be well above normal… about 15 degrees above average… at least into the upper 70s. The warm weather will likely persist into next weekend as well.

Why the unseasonably warm weather? Well… high pressure aloft will dominate the southeast states creating the warmth. Also… warm low level winds will build in.

The attached map shows the long range (8-14 day outlook) showing a 90 to 100 percent chance of above normal temperatures.

So you may be needing the shorts and short sleeves this year for Christmas!

You can always find your latest 7day forecast and weather discussion at http://www.wsav.com/weather


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