FORECAST: Mild & Soaked Early Christmas, Then Colder

Posted at 5:54 AM, Dec 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-24 19:32:56-05

CLEVELAND — Rain overnight will make it a bit rough for Santa, nothing he can't handle though. Plan on widespread rain with a few downpours & thunderstorms embedded through Christmas morning. Temps hold in the 50s through Saturday morning so no threat of ice.

Rain starts to taper off by Saturday PM with colder air pushing in. We're dropping from the 50s early in the day into the 40s through the afternoon. Overnight, we're colder again with lows in the 30s.

Sunday looks chilly but dry with high temperatures in the 30s.

Another mix could return early Monday, switching to rain by Monday afternoon as we climb into the 40s.

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  • Warm and wet start to Christmas
  • Widespread 50s
  • Turning colder/drier Saturday afternoon
  • More Seasonable Sunday
  • Mix possible early Monday


Christmas Eve Night: Milder temperatures. Rain late. | Low: Steady temperature near 55º

Christmas Day: Rain likely early with temps taking a dive late in the day. | Temps: 50s -> 30s late

Sunday: Much colder with some sunshine. | High: 38º

Monday: Mix possible early before changing to all rain. | High: 48º

Tuesday: More rain. | High: 45º

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