Wet and Windy Christmas Weather

NBC Connecticut

We'll have to wait another year for that white Christmas.

Although no snow is in store, a storm is bringing heavy rain Christmas Eve into Christmas Day.

According to NBC Connecticut First Alert Meteorologist Ryan Hanrahan rain will continue off and on through early Christmas morning. Up to 1 1/2 inches of rain is possible in some areas.

As the rain tapers off gusty winds will develop on Thursday with wind speeds possibly reaching 40 mph. At this point rainfall amounts will be light enough to preclude widespread flooding issues. While wind gusts may bring down a handful of tree limbs and branches widespread power issues are not anticipated.

Thunderstorms are possible overnight into Thursday morning as temperatures warm to nearly 60 degrees by Christmas morning.

Strong winds could also impact holiday air travel. If you're flying this week, check with your air carrier for updates on your flight status.

Temperatures are expected to drop next week, and we could see some snow around New Year's Eve.

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