Posted by on December 24, 2020 3:53 am

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Thoughts of a White Christmas will be washed away on Thursday when up to 3 inches of rain is expected to fall on Schuylkill County.

Combine that total Christmas Eve washout with temperatures getting close to 60 degrees and it’ll likely wipe out any of the foot or so of snow we got just last week.

So if you’re dreaming of a White Christmas, unfortunately you’ll have to keep dreaming.

Flood Watch in Effect Through Christmas Morning for Schuylkill County

The National Weather Service has placed Schuylkill County in a Flood Watch from noon Thursday through noon Friday, Christmas Day.

Rain will move into the area on Thursday morning. The forecast for Pottsville is rain measuring more than 2 inches, much of it falling later in the day.

As the rain continues to fall and the mercury continues to rise, the snow left over from last week’s storm will melt away and that could lead to flooding concerns for poor drainage areas and locations where storm drains may be clogged with snow.

In addition to the pouring rain, very strong winds will whip around anything that isn’t tied down. So secure those Christmas inflatables!

Sustained winds will be around 25 mph all day. Gusts could be more than 50 mph.

Christmas Day Forecast – Schuylkill County

Don’t get too used to those temps near 60 from Christmas Eve. As the rain moves out of the area, very cold air follows.

There’s a slight risk of a rapid freeze of the precipitation that falls on Thursday.

On Christmas, temperatures will top out at 50 degrees but the only one who may get to experience that is Santa when he’s busy delivering presents. Temps will continue to plummet throughout the day Friday, sinking all the way down to 21. There’s a slight chance of a snow flurry on Christmas night.

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