Outlook to December 25…….Christmas Forecast Becoming ClearerDecember 13th, 2012 at 9:59 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
We have yet to see teens at WLFI, making this one of the latest winters to see teens in West Lafayette weather history (back to 1887). Nearly every NWS station has NOT seen teens so far. The only exception is the Purdue Agronomy Farm which has had 19. All other stations have been 20 or 21.
It is looking like we will see teens just a few days before Christmas. So, winter 2012-13 will likely end up with the 4th latest first occurrence of teens since 1887 when comparing the WLFI temperatures & Purdue Ag Farm data set.
Regardless, we enjoyed a mild Thursday. Friday & Saturday look warm, too, with highs generally at 50-55.
Looks like wave of showers will pass Saturday, with an isolated t’storm possible. The greatest coverage/concentration of showers look to be centered around midday, give or take an hour with anything prior to that and after that spotty to even just sprinkles (bit of drizzle afterward with any spotty showers).
After that, Nor’Easter will evolve with highs here in the 40s Sunday-Wednesday.
Warmer air will arrive on gusty southwest winds at the end of next week with a spurt of 50-55. After another round of showers & perhaps a t’storm to end next week, much colder air will work in in the days leading up to Christmas.
Highs will only run 30-34 with lows in the teens. There will be a lot of lake effect snow northeast of our area, but a few of the snow showers may make it into Fulton/Miami counties.
Christmas Day itself looks bright & dry, but cold with highs in the upper 30s to around 40.