First Family to attend rainy Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Nantucket

Scattered showers and gusty winds are expected when the ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m.

NANTUCKET, Mass. - Pres. Joe Biden and the rest of the First Family will attend the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Nantucket Friday evening, but the weather isn't looking too festive.

More than 150 balsam trees that line the cobblestoned Main Street will illuminate after a countdown led by the island's Town Crier, according to Nantucket's Chamber of Commerce. 

After that, those in attendance will be able to listen to traditional Christmas carols that will be sung by Nantucket High School's a capella group, The Accidentals & Naturals.

However, the weather isn't going to be great, and anyone heading out to watch the festivities should grab a jacket and umbrella.

Steadier rain will be in the area starting Friday morning, but that should begin to taper off by the afternoon, where lighter rain and scattered showers will remain. And while the weather could be worse for this time of year, it will still be chilly with temperatures on the island in the upper-40s or lower-50s by the time the ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m.

Wind will also be on the strong side, with speeds between 15-25 mph from the west.

Temperatures will continue to fall as the night continues, with the island seeing temperatures in the lower-40s by around 8 p.m.