While the weather outside is certainly not warm, it's as good as we'll get for a while. The forecast for Christmas and the following week shows that winter is just getting started.
Tomorrow (Wednesday) is forecasted to be our warmest day for a while, at a high of 48 degrees and a low of 39. There will be some rain today and tomorrow, with a chance for thunderstorms on Friday. But that's nothing new around here.
On Christmas Day, however, the winter season really kicks into high gear.
Throughout the holiday, you can expect up to 2 inches of snow to hit the ground, finally giving us that white Christmas we've been dreaming of. At around 6PM, temperatures will drop below freezing, and they'll stay that way for a whole week.
On Sunday, we expect to see another inch or so of snow, with a high of only 32 and an absolutely frigid low of 19. Monday is even lower, with a high of 25 and a low of 20.
These freezing temperatures stay low throughout the week, reaching as cold as 15 degrees early Wednesday morning, and not getting back above freezing until the following Saturday.
It should go without saying that if you haven't bothered to break out your big heavy jackets, now is the time to do so. Keep some chains in your car and drive slowly, you never know if you'll hit a patch of black ice.
If you've got all that covered, though, then enjoy the winter! Go snowboarding, build a snowman, and drink some hot chocolate by a fire.
Weather forecast from Weather Underground at the Kiwanis Park (Port Gardner) Station. See full forecast here.