Will Pennsylvania Weather Be Hazardous on Christmas?
Many people love the feeling of waking up on Christmas morning and seeing a bunch of fluffy, cold, white snow on the ground. As it turns out, plenty of people are going to see snow across America this Christmas, including some in Pennsylvania.
Of course, that can be bad news for driving. But, if you don’t have to travel much over the holiday weekend, all the snow can be beautiful.
A dangerous blizzard is on the way across much of the Midwest and Great Lakes later this week, according to the National Weather Service, and even more hazardous than the snow and ice will be the potential for damaging winds. Then, the storm is expected to come towards the East Coast around Christmas, making travel dangerous.
As for the Philadelphia area, Thursday and Friday are expected to bring heavy rain to the city, with temperatures in the upper 40s and low 50s, according to CBSNews.com. But, then arctic air moves in, which could shift the storm to a winter one. “As the system finishes pulling out to our northeast, the question becomes: How much precipitation lingers behind the system to interact with the incoming Arctic air? That will answer whether or not Philadelphia sees a few brief snow showers Friday night into early Saturday to cap the system off. Stay tuned,” states CBSNews.com.
Meanwhile, the National Weather Service says chances are good for a white Christmas in areas of Southwestern Pennsylvania, with that snow mainly coming down before Christmas and staying on the ground due to cold temperatures. Whatever you’re doing this holiday, and whatever the weather situation, be prepared and stay safe.