We finally got to see the orange glow in the sky. Clouds have departed nicely before sunset as high pressure builds in. Winds are breezy for now but will lighten up later tonight. Temperatures will fall from the upper 30s to the upper 20s.
We’ll start out with sunshine and some cold morning lows in the mid 20s. Clouds though will stream in quickly as a system moves by to our south. The high in control of our weather will keep the low well south along with the moisture so the weekend is looking dry. Highs will be near seasonal averages in the upper 30s and winds, thankfully, will be light.
Sunday, we’ll start out with clouds as upper level energy rides in. Clouds break up and we see more sunshine by afternoon. Highs will be better in the low 40s. We could get clipped Monday by a coastal low. We may see a brief shot of a mix before changing to rain showers as temperatures climb to the low 40s. There is a much more significant storm still brewing for Tuesday into Christmas Eve. Right now we are on the mild side of this system but could see very heavy rain and windy conditions.
Still need to watch for coastal development too. Colder air will pummel in for Christmas Day on strong northwesterly winds which are likely to induce Lake Effect snow showers which could stream into our northwest counties. Highs will top out in the low 50s for Wednesday before falling sharply Christmas Day to the low 40s but still remain above where we should be for this time of the year. Check out the previous years and how cold it was last year!
Friday looks quiet with partly cloudy skies as we will be in between systems. Next front comes in Saturday. Highs to end the week will be above average in the low 40s.
MaryEllen Pann, Chief Meteorologist
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