Rain showers and milder temps on the way

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FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY in effect this evening for areas in pink. For most, the advisory continues until midnight. The best chance for seeing light freezing drizzle or freezing rain will be the higher terrain. It looks to develop in the mid to late afternoon hours. Pockets of sleet may be possible too.

Warning
EVENING
It looks as if we start another stretch of gloomy weather. Clouds are here to stay and we’ll be dealing with light rain showers which may mix with freezing drizzle or sleet. Temperatures are cold from 33 to 37 degrees. Shower threat increase the further we head into the evening hours as an area of low pressure skims the coast heading towards the northeast.
TOMORROW
We’ll be in-between systems for Tuesday but an easterly flow will keep low clouds around along with the threat for on and off drizzle. Morning lows will be in the upper 30s and since we are starting off so mild, we should get into the mid and upper 40s despite the clouds and wet weather.  A strong system approaching from the west will help to push in milder air as the day wears on.

Hour by Hour
CHRISTMAS EVE
A pretty significant system will bring a driving rain for what is a heavily traveled day. Expect airport delays and traffic to be greatly impacted. Low pressure will spin over the Great Lakes, driving a cold front into the area. We could see a soaking rain that may include thunderstorms as well. We’ll have to keep an eye out for the possibility for thunderstorms, yes, thunderstorms! Highs will soar to the 50’s with a strong push of milder air surging into the area.

Travel Forecast1
CHRISTMAS DAY
Colder air will wrap around the system, sharply changing our temperatures for the holiday. While highs may make it to the low 40s, it will feel more like the 30s with the wind chill. A few flurries may be possible too. Clouds will continue to blanket the area only allowing for peaks of sunshine at times.

HOLIDAY2

Holiday Travel
OUTLOOK
Shot of cold, windy conditions will be short lived. Sunshine returns Friday mixing in and out of the clouds from time to time, temperatures will be well above average in the mid 40s! Some areas may sneak to the upper 40s. Ahead of the next cold front, which will arrive Saturday, it will be mild in the 50s. With the milder air will come the chance for a few rain showers. Cooler air returns for Sunday however, temperatures remain mild.

Meteogram trend

MaryEllen Pann, Chief Meteorologist
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