Temperatures continue to climb for Christmas
For those looking for a white Christmas, the remnants of the snowfall from earlier this month will have to suffice.
A warming trend that will extend into next week will bring about warmer weather for the Hanukkah and Christmas holidays this weekend.
Temperatures will head upward beginning Saturday with partly sunny skies and highs in the upper 30s.
Christmas Day will bring fairly mild weather, along with some fog, and temperatures in the upper 30s.
“It doesn’t look good for new snow,” said meteorologist Alex Manion from the National Weather Service’s White Lake Township office. “(The old snow) won’t be melting before Monday. It takes (more warm weather) to get that out of the way.”
Monday is expected to bring temperatures in the upper 40s and possibly low 50s, Manion said. There will be a chance for rain. Wind gusts of 20-25 mph are expected.
No significant snowfall is forecast in the extended forecast, although there is a slight probability of snow flurries or light snow.
Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. South-southwest wind 6 to 10 mph.
Friday night: Snow likely after 7pm, mixing with rain after 3 a.m. Cloudy, with a low around 32. South wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Saturday: Rain likely before 7 a.m. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 38. West wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. West-northwest wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.
Christmas Day: Areas of fog after noon. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday night: A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.
Monday: Rain before 1pm. High near 49. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.
Monday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32.
Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 33.
Wednesday night: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36.
Source: National Weather Service