Snow Coming Christmas Eve for Lehigh Valley

Several forecasters say the Lehigh Valley is likely to have a white Christmas

9 a.m. Sunday update:

We're still expecting a bit of snow Christmas Eve but the weather looks like it is going to get messy after the holiday with sleet and freezing rain expected Wednesday.

Here's the forecast from the National Weather Service:

Christmas Eve: Snow likely, mainly before 1 am. Cloudy, with a low around 29. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Christmas Day: A slight chance of snow before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 39. North wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tuesday Night: A slight chance of freezing rain and sleet after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday: Snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 1pm, then rain, possibly mixed with sleet between 1pm and 4pm, then rain after 4pm. High near 38. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Wednesday Night: Rain or freezing rain. Low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Thursday: A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 34. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Original Report:

If you are longing for a white Christmas this year, chances are your wish will be fulfilled, according to several weather forecasters.

The National Weather Service says snow is likely Monday night, which is Christmas Eve.

WFMZ agrees according to its Facebook post Saturday saying, "A white Christmas is now likely with a low moving just to our south Monday night into Tuesday morning." There's also a story on WFMZ's website saying we can expect a white Christmas.

And Lehigh Valley Weather posted on Facebook that several models are forecasting two to four inches of snow Christmas Eve.

So what's your reaction to the forecast? Tell us in the comment section below.

Judy Koenig Browne December 23, 2012 at 12:26 PM
So excited! Nothing beats a white Christmas:-)
Mary Anne Looby December 23, 2012 at 12:49 PM
Feel bad for the township workers if they have to go out and work to plow the streets. I.m sure they would like to be home with their families. Other than that, I think a light snow on Christmas Eve is beautiful. Everyone comes bundled up to Midnight Mass and there is such a feeling of Christmas. Celebrating the most Holy of Days, snow falling, friends and strangers wishings Merry Christmas to everyone. Yes, I think a snow would be lovely, except for those who have to make the roads safe for all of us.
Susan Koomar December 23, 2012 at 01:49 PM
Judy and Mary Anne, I agree with both of you. I'm excited to see a little snow but hope it's just enough to make everything pretty rather than dangerous. But I'd much rather have snow than ice!
Sunday December 23, 2012 at 06:10 PM
"Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!" Merry Christmas everyone! Wishing everyone a wonderful, SAFE, holiday. Our first grandchild is going to be born today! We're anxiously waiting to get the call from my daughter to come to the hospital - both my son-in-law's mother and I are going to be there in the labor room when he/she is born (we have no idea if it's a boy or girl yet! Surprise!) So I pray that we do get snow, but hope that it's a light snow and that the streets aren't slippery when the kids come home. Thank you in advance to all the hard city/twp workers who work overtime to keep our streets safe to drive on.


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