TUESDAY: Winds will be steady but relatively weak throughout the day from the southwest. Rain showers are expected from near Chicago all the way east to the Atlantic Seaboard.
WEDNESDAY: Heavy rain showers are likely. Highs will climb into the low 50's. Winds will pick up through the day with wind gusts over 40 mph very likely by evening.
CHRISTMAS DAY: Air will turn colder near 30 with a few snow showers and windy conditions continuing. Gusts over 35 mph will continue to be possible.
BY NEXT WEEKEND: Colder air will return on a more permanent basis. January has all the indications of being one very cold month....