I start my long vacation from my real job today with our first Christmas celebration later this afternoon, my wife’s birthday is tomorrow then it off to see my mother (she is 81). We have our big Christmas party on Monday with a house full of family with lots of grand-kids running around (I have 10 grand-kids). You can imagine my five kids and their spouses and all the grand-kids making noise and having a good time (thank God I have hearing aids so I can regulate the noise levels). I am blessed to have such a large and healthy family.
This is not only a time of gift giving and celebration it is also a time of reflection of how blessed we are to have family each with their own hopes and dreams of a bright future. It is time to break out of our bubble of self reflection and look around to beyond ourselves to those who need our help and prayers who hope our generosity goes beyond the Christmas holiday.
I can guarantee I will have a mini sermon for you on Christmas Eve as this is the season of remembrance and celebration of the birth of Christ. I would be remiss if I didn’t because of my background of being active in the church for so may years. I know many pastors from the area churches, my favorite discussion with one of them was about how we as Christians are looked as being crazy, especially in this day and age. We believe in something we can not physically see or touch – we go by feeling and faith. We can not see the air we breath, we feel it in our lungs and it keeps us alive, we have faith that the air will be there for us to breath.
Low pressure passing south of Michigan will produce areas of light snow and freezing drizzle this morning. Some roads may be slick with black ice during the morning commute. Progressively colder air will gradually filter into the region over the weekend, and highs much of next week will only be in the teens. The colder air will result in occasional lake effect snow showers with some light accumulations likely.
Our best chance of snow comes on Sunday with the possibility of 1 or 2 inches to give us a white Christmas over much of the area. We should keep the lake effect going next week but the air will be fairly dry so I am not expecting any big snow dumps.
Today: A slight chance of freezing drizzle before 11am, then a slight chance of drizzle between 11am and 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 36. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Cloudy, with a low around 29. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph after midnight.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. North northwest wind 6 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. Northwest wind 6 to 8 mph.
Sunday: A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 26. West wind 5 to 9 mph.
Sunday Night: Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 17. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Christmas Day: Snow showers likely, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Monday Night: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11.
Tuesday: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 16.
Tuesday Night: A chance of snow showers, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10.
Wednesday: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 19.
Wednesday Night: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11.
Thursday: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 20.
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