As the hustle and bustle of the holiday week begins so does the concern for weather to impact travelers. Fortunately this year looks to remain relatively quiet when it comes to any weather concerns. Most of our weather will be confined to the Deep South and Interior West with dry conditions in between.
Most of the country will go without seeing a White Christmas but instead above average temperatures. For instance here in Baltimore high temps will climb into the mid to upper 40s while in the Deep South place like Nashville and Birmingham could touch 70 degrees Christmas Day.
Travel concerns in regards to weather will mainly come today and at the end of the holiday week. Currently flooding rains continue to fall across the Carolinas down to Florida while heavy mountain snows fall out west in California. Rain though should come to an end in the Deep South later this evening with high temps rebounding toward 70 degrees.
California's weather will improve as well with rain showers dissipating in the valleys and mountain snows moving inland toward Nevada, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. These are the locations that have the best chance to see a White Christmas this year while here in Baltimore we continue to add to that now 17 year tally without one.
Long range models beyond the 7 day forecast continue to depict above average temperatures and precipitation into the New Year. Highs will sit at or above 50 degrees into the weekend with rain arriving by Sunday. For now though let's enjoy this quiet stretch of weather ahead and time with those we love. That's what Christmas is all about isn't it!!!