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.
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