MONDAY SHOWERS: Cloudy skies and rain showers greet us on this pre-holiday Monday. Highs today will hold in the low 50s early, but cold air arrives through the day as temps begin to fall with a sharp drop off in temperatures by tomorrow. Rain is heaviest to the east and should taper through the afternoon after picking up 0.5”-1.0” to the east. To the west, showers will be out quicker with much lesser amounts. We’ll drop to the upper 20s tonight with a few breaks in the clouds as we dry out from the rain.
HOLIDAY FORECAST: We’re partly cloudy for Christmas Eve with highs in the middle 30s. It’s breezy, adding to the chill in the air. A few flakes may fly as a weak disturbance fires up some lake effect snow. The evening will drop temps into the 20s as the breeze settles down. Overnight, it’s a cold one but not a white one with low 20s. Christmas Day looks cold, dry and sunny with highs in the low to mid 30s. Enjoy the holiday!
TRAVEL: Christmas Eve and Christmas day look mostly dry and quiet across the country. It’s cold in the northern third and warmth form California through Texas into Florida. See the maps for specifics.
END OF THE WEEK: A few clouds roll in along a weak wave aloft as temperatures climb to near 40° for Thursday. Some reinforcing cool air slips in for Friday but the weekend looks cold, quiet and dry with highs in the 40s under mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies.
Stay dry and good luck finishing up that shopping. Safe travels if you’re hitting the road today too.
“Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store.” – Dr. Seuss