Cold air is making a comeback around Philadelphia for Christmas after near 70-degree weather from this past weekend.
After a snow shower passed through on Christmas Eve, dry weather and sunshine will return for Christmas Day.
Temperatures on Christmas will be nearly 40 degrees lower when compared to over the weekend. The high Wednesday is forecast to be around 30 F, but will start the day in the lower 20s.
Aside from an afternoon flurry on Thursday, dry weather is forecast around Philadelphia from Christmas Day through Sunday.
Temperatures will rebound over the weekend before more arctic air returns early next week.
The warmth this past weekend has erased temperature departures of several degrees below normal for December. As a result, December is likely to finish up close to the normal mean temperature of 39 degrees.
November finished 2.1 degrees below the normal mean temperature of 47.6 degrees around Philadelphia.
Cooler weather and rain showers will be the resounding theme for Seattle this week.
A cold storm will bring rain and snow to California Friday and Saturday, but heat returns again next week.
Some cooler weather is in store for Chicago this week as thunderstorms roll into the area around late week.
A dangerous multiple-day severe weather outbreak will begin this weekend over the South Central states and will include the potential for nighttime tornadoes in parts of Texas and Kansas.
A large storm will form over the eastern half of the nation next week and will bring a swath of unsettled conditions for days.
Stormy weather will continue in the Dallas area through Thursday morning, but conditions will improve on Friday.
Mathis, TX (1990)
A stationary thunderstorm dumped about 8" of rain in two hours at a grain elevator just west of town.
Caldwell, TX (1990)
13.4" of rain in the span of 3 hours.
Baltimore, MD (1991)
Hail 1-1/2" in diameter fell north of Baltimore City.