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Christmas week warm-up

Santa is packing his short sleeves
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Posted at 4:00 AM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 04:11:20-05

Temperatures are still running cold in the mornings, but you can certainly feel a difference outside. We sit in the 30s and 40s and well above freezing for everyone except those closer to the Ohio. On average we’re running about 5-7 degrees warmer than 24 hours ago. Visibility seems fine, but some fog could be encountered.

Warming continues this weekend with a nice temperature boost. We will top out in the upper 50s under plenty of sunshine. Clouds may hang a bit for those along the Tennessee and Virginia state lines. There have been a few showers detected with the storm system present to the southeast. However, nothing has hit the reporting stations. Once the last of those showers sag south, we’re finished with precipitation until next weekend. If you are travelling for Christmas and keeping it local, no problems should be encountered, except for some patchy morning fog. Elsewhere around the country, the southeast will see a rain system move out into the Atlantic which should wrap up rain showers. Another storm system is moving onshore out west and that will bring rain and snow to residents out that way. The midsection, Midwest, and New England states are all looking at a calm and quiet Christmas Holiday. Christmas Day for us will be met with sunshine and warmth. Expect a chilly morning start, but to warm into the low 60s for the afternoon.