Forecast for Windsor-Essex for Thursday, December 17, 2020


Lows: Upper 20s Sunday: Mostly sunny and warmer.

We had another chilly start to our day with temperatures in the 40s and 50s around sunrise, but with plenty of sunshine expected, this afternoon should be nearly picture flawless!

Tomorrow night: A quick-moving system diving toward us from the Great Lakes doesn't have much energy or moisture to work with, but it could still produce a few evening rain or snow showers. Temperatures will dip into the mid 30s each night.

If our snow Monday won't stick around and we aren't expecting snow Tuesday and Wednesday, how are we going to have a White Christmas? A few more clouds will move in by Saturday with highs back to near 50. Highs: Low 40s Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Not bad for the latter half of December around here.

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Sunday night.cloudy. Low -1C. There is also the possibility that the front doesn't move through until Christmas Day; this would mean Christmas Day comes with better chances for rain, with the drier, more chilly air for the weekend.

Temperatures will finally climb over the freezing mark on Sunday, Dec. 20 with the high in the mid 30s under mostly cloudy skies, but wind-chill values between 20 and 30 degrees.

Forecast models are still a bit split on how much snow we'll receive out of this next system. Friday temperatures may hover in the 30s with wind chills in the 20s. The best shot is in high-terrain areas of the state that were thumped with 8 to 12 inches of snow. Accumulations will be a dusting to an inch, which is pretty lackluster given the little to no snow on the ground now. A 40 percent chance of snow showers is in store before 10 p.m., turning to a mix of rain and snow showers until midnight, then a chance of snow showers in the overnight hours with little or no accumulation.

Dan Stillman contributed to this forecast.