The weather outside certainly hasn’t been frightful this holiday season.
In fact, the Manhattan area has seen a pattern of unusual warmth and humidity. Meteorologist Chip Redmond with Kansas Mesonet says it could lead to some records being broken over the holiday week.
“For the month, we’re averaging five degrees above normal for high and low temperatures. We’re sitting about 30th warmest (December). Temperatures over the next six days are going to struggle to get below 40,” he said.
Those warmer temperatures mean the likelihood of a white Christmas for the Little Apple remains low, but it will certainly be a wet and rainy holiday.
“Rainfall totals look fairly impressive for this time of year. We’re looking at a total over the next seven days, mostly encompassing the Christmas Eve storm, of 1 to 1.5 inches of rain,” Redmond said.
There’s also the possibility of thunderstorms on Christmas, something not seen in this area since 2016.
Redmond joins KMAN’s Morning News Thursdays at 7:35 a.m. You can hear the full segment from this week below. Redmond will rejoin us again in the new year, resuming on Jan. 4.