• Matt Powell

Stormy Christmas Eve

South Jersey will enjoy plenty of sunshine on this Wednesday before weather conditions begin to go downhill on Thursday. A strong cold front will approach the area overnight Thursday night. Ahead of the front temperatures will be soaring into the 60s on Thursday with rain developing in the afternoon, along with gusty winds. That rain becomes heavy at times Thursday night as we could see 1-3 inches of rain leading to localized flooding in normally poor drainage areas. Additionally, there is a risk for severe thunderstorms with the greatest risk being damaging winds. In fact there is a high wind watch in effect for our coastal counties where winds could gust over 60s mph. This could lead to downed trees and power outages to start your Christmas Day. As the cold front crosses temperatures plummet into the 20s by late afternoon Christmas Day with a few leftover flurries or snow showers possible during the afternoon. A dry and cold weekend is then on the way with high temperatures Saturday struggling just to reach the freezing mark. A wild 24 hours of weather on the way as we head into Christmas!

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