There appears to be little to no chance for measurable snow accumulation through Dec. 27, according to AccuWeather.com. The website is also predicting a high of 62 degrees Thursday.
The current forecast for Christmas Day is mostly cloudy with a high of 44 degrees and a low of 19. Christmas Eve, currently has lowest high of the extended forecast at 32 degrees.
Last year, West Chester was hit with its first significant snowfall Dec. 4. Lakota had its first snow day Dec. 13. Later that week, school was closed again Dec. 16 after another snow storm hit the area – leaving West Chester residents’ yards under eight inches of snow.
So far this winter, just traces of snow have fallen in Cincinnati Dec. 7 and Dec. 9, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.
This December, however, is not considered to be one of the least snowiest starts to the winter, meteorologist Andrew Snyder told the Enquirer. He said, at least 20 other winters have featured no snow the first two weeks of December and six Decembers (1908, 1931, 1940, 1941, 1971 and 1982) saw no snow.
While snow has been on the slim side so far this winter, there has been plenty of rain.
In fact, 2011 is the wettest year on record with 69.9 inches of rain recorded so far with just over two weeks to go before New Year’s.
More rain is expected this week and could begin around 2 a.m. tonight and continue until 11 a.m. Wednesday, according to the forecast from the National Weather Service. Between the same hours Thursday morning, occasional showers are expected.
The upcoming weekend, however, is expected to be either mostly sunny or partly cloudy each day with highs in the low-to-mid 40s and lows in the mid 20s.
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