Mother Nature Will Deliver High Winds, Heavy Rain on Christmas Holiday.

Just when Greenwich finished digging itself out of last week’s snowstorm, the National Weather Service said a significant storm will coincide with the Christmas holiday.

The NWS says there is a 50% chance of rain during the day Thursday.

Then, Thursday night, rain could be heavy at times. Low around 55. Windy, with a southeast wind 18 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 46 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

On Friday, Christmas day, the say rain is likely, mainly before 10:00am. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 41 by 5:00pm. Breezy, with a southwest wind 18 to 23 mph decreasing to 11 to 16 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 33°.

Photo: Eversource

Eversource said they are preparing for the storm by canceling employee vacations as necessary, pre-staging resources and equipment and working hard to secure additional outside crews, despite challenges because of the holiday.

“We’ll be here when you need us,” Eversource said in a statement on Wednesday.