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A Christmas Eve For The Record Books, Weather-Wise

Remnants of Irene churned up the surf on Lake Ontario in Rochester
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Remnants of Irene churned up the surf on Lake Ontario in Rochester

It's a Christmas Eve for the record books. We already set a new record high for this date at midnight, when it reached 64. That set a record for both December 23rd and 24th.

Meteorologist Kirk Apffel of the National Weather Service that is typical of the kind of overnight low we'd normally see in July.

Apffel says a cold front will bring gusty winds and temperatures in the 50s later Thursday morning. There is a Wind Advisory until 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, with gusts of up to 55mph possible along parts of Monroe, Orleans, Genesee and Wyoming Counties. The forecast calls for some showers on Thursday and sunshine on Friday.

“It’s going to continue to be above normal but it’s not going to be quite this mild, looks like Christmas Day you’re looking at highs in the upper 40s, which is still well above normal for this time of year.”

And he says longer range projections show higher than normal temperatures for the month of January, too.

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's director of news and public affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online.