We have one chilly day before a warming trend that will affect a large part of the country. Last night, a cold front dropped south through the region. It moved through without any rain and only a small area of clouds. The front is now to our south, and winds have picked up out of the north.
The north breeze will run at 5-15mph with higher gusts at times. This will keep the high temperatures down in the mid-upper 40s this afternoon despite lots of sunshine. High pressure is moving in from the west. Tomorrow the high will slip offshore, but it will stay close enough that we’ll stay dry.
With a light south wind and lots of sunshine we’ll warm up to the low-mid 50s. It should be pretty nice out. In fact, warm temperatures will start to march northward over the eastern 2/3rds of the country on Wednesday.
Even warmer air will move up from the south into our area on Thursday. Highs will be in the 60s. However, the forecast for Thursday has gotten wetter. The timing of the rain has sped up. So now we could see some isolated showers by Thursday morning. Then we’ll have a good chance for scattered showers on and off for the rest of the day.
As we go into Friday a big area of low pressure will roll through the region. It will cause a lot of rain that could disrupt travel. At least it will be warm. Highs will rise to the mid 60s. The low will kick out on Saturday. Behind it we’ll have gradual clearing skies. We’ll stay warm though with high temps in the upper 50s to low 60s. For now, the weather looks mild and dry for Sunday into Christmas Eve. Stay tuned for updates.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler