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Posted at 4:10 PM ET, 12/24/2008

PM Update: Some Showers for Santa's Arrival

By Ian Livingston

Sunny and not too cold Christmas Day

* 'Nothing Takes Longer Than Waiting for Snow' | Forecast From... Santa?! *

Radar: Latest regional radar loop shows movement of precipitation over past two hours. Powered by HAMweather. Refresh page to update. Click here to see radar bigger. Or see radar bigger on our Weather Wall.

It has been a cloudy and increasingly warm and windy Christmas Eve across the area as we await some rain and Santa's arrival. Winds from the south that have occasionally gusted above 30 mph this afternoon will continue to do so prior to the arrival of a cold front overnight. Rain odds go up this evening, before the sun comes back for Christmas Day.

Tonight: Showers are possible this evening and into the night (60% chance). Temperatures will stay rather steady or warm just a bit through the 50s as a south wind continues ahead of a cold front, which will whisk away any rain before sunrise. Early-morning temperatures may drop back to the low-to-mid 40s behind the front on a northwest wind.

Christmas Day: If we cannot have a snowy Christmas, then at least we can enjoy some calm and pleasant weather. There will be lots of sunshine Thursday along with a light wind from the northwest as highs reach the upper 40s -- a bit above average for this time of year. All in all, it should be a good day to play with any new outdoor toys.

See Dan Stillman's forecast through the weekend.

By Ian Livingston  | December 24, 2008; 4:10 PM ET
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Posted by: AugustaJim | December 24, 2008 7:22 PM | Report abuse

I am not used to warm Xmas's. I am down in Myrtle Beach and it was ~70 today and the same thing for the next couple days as well...

Posted by: FusilliJerry1 | December 24, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse

Happy Holidays to you too AugustaJim, and the rest of the CWG community!

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | December 24, 2008 11:38 PM | Report abuse

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