Rhode Island In For A Wet, Warm Christmas

Dec 24, 2014

Rhode Island is in for a wet Christmas.  And, as Rhode Island Public Radio’s John Bender reports, unseasonably warm weather.

The National Weather Service predicts temperatures could hit the upper fifties on Christmas Eve.  There won’t be any snow, but the state can still expect precipitation in the form of heavy rain into Christmas Day.  National Weather Service meteorologist Kimberly Buttrick said temperatures could reach near-record highs.   “Normal highs usually run around forty degrees so for the next three days we can expect unseasonable warmth,” said Buttrick.

While it may not be as picturesque as a white Christmas, it won’t be as inconvenient for holiday travelers, or last minute Christmas shoppers.  Buttrick said Rhode Island rarely gets snow on Christmas Day.  Since 1904, Providence has only seen 34 white Christmases.

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