Those not looking forward to winter weather may want to take advantage of the weekend as wintry conditions are on the way.
After late-week temperatures in the 40s, highs will reach the upper 50s Saturday under a partly sunny sky. It will be breezy, however, with southwesterly winds of 15-25 mph.
Winds will become northwesterly Sunday and mark the beginning of a downward temperature trend.
By Monday, highs in Chicagoland will be in the low to middle 40s then fall into the 30s Tuesday. A couple of snow flurries or snow showers may accompany the cold Tuesday.
The wet weather pattern will continue across the Seattle area through the first part of the weekend before drier weather moves in for the new week.
Clouds and a gusty southerly breeze will be the rule across the Dallas-Fort Worth area to wrap up Christmas week as spotty showers move in for the weekend.
Following wet weather earlier this week, drier weather will return for the first part of the weekend before storms late in the weekend.
Mild weather will continue in Harrisburg this weekend but will be followed by seasonably cold air during the final days of 2014.
While temperatures will be well above average in Pittsburgh this weekend, colder air will arrive next week for the final days of 2014.
After a blustery and cold weather pattern earlier in the week, temperatures will rebound across the Detroit area and winds will die down for the weekend.
Erie, PA (1989)
December, 1989 became the snowiest month on record. (The month ended with a total of 63.2" beating the record of 62.4" from January, 1978).
Amarillo, TX (2000)
20.2" of snow - the all time 24 hour December record.
Tennessee's heaviest snow since 1843: McMinnville 14"; Memphis 8.5".