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Warm temps, rain & gusty winds for Christmas

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All your presents are wrapped, the stockings are hung and you’ve just watched Die Hard. Everything seems like Christmas … except the weather.

Sorry Bing Crosby, you’ll just have to keep dreaming because with temperatures expected to hit the double digits on Wednesday, there’s little chance the GTA will see a white Christmas.

CityNews meteorologist Natasha Ramsahai says with a high expected to reach 12 C – and possibly warmer – there’s a chance the city could break the record high for Dec. 24 of 12.2 C set in 1964.

 

And you’ll be reaching for the umbrella over the shovel as light rain is expected to build into possible thunderstorms Christmas Eve. In cottage country there is even potential for flooding with as much as 50 millimetres of rainfall possible.

It’s not just the rain Santa will have to get through; gusty and potentially damaging winds are expected in the early hours of Christmas Day.

 

Ramsahai says winds could reach from to 70 to 90 km/h between midnight and 4 a.m. on Dec. 25. The gusts have potential to down trees and cause power outages.