Clear sailing...until Christmas Eve

Wet but warmer weather ahead
Posted at 3:40 AM, Dec 20, 2021

The big story in the weather department this week is the quiet nature to the forecast. Then, the holiday happens and so does the weather with two consequences. All happening as we officially start Winter at 10:58 a.m.

A weak front will give us a relatively good chance (40%) for a few showers on Friday afternoon and evening. However, the wet weather will mainly be light and likely end by Christmas morning. But before we get there, the conditions stay about average for this time of year.

Wednesday will be a touch colder, but still in the scope of "normal" for late December with a high of 41. There's a weak cold front passing in the morning hours that will turn our wind to the northwest at 10 mph, pulling in the cooler air. This system doesn't produce any precipitation.

Thursday is looking fine with a few clouds, but temperatures begin that climb into the upper 40s.

Finally, Friday brings a more active forecast for us. We are watching an area of low pressure heading this way that could produce isolated showers in the afternoon hours, but the best chance for rain will be overnight when the cold front passes. Temperatures will warm to 57 that day. And when the rain falls on Christmas Eve, it will definitely be warm enough for this to stay liquid.

Christmas looks partly cloudy, dry and mild with highs in the mid 50s.

Mostly clear
Low: 26

Mostly sunny
High: 45

Mostly Clear
Not as cold
Low: 29


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