DAYS 1-5 (DECEMBER 7-11)
A north-to-south high pressure elongation, axis just to our west today, will drift eastward across the region by tonight and then off to the east Friday into the weekend. A disturbance in a northwesterly flow aloft between 2 stronger centers of the high will drive lots of high level cloudiness across our sky today to limit the sun at times, and we’ll have a very chilly day too. A milder trend begins Friday and continues as we head into and through the weekend. Fair weather continues Friday through Saturday, but we’ll see more in the way of cloudiness Saturday as a trough approaches from the west. This trough is set to swing across our region Sunday and early Monday. Associated with it will be a strong frontal boundary. The parent low of this front will pass to our northwest late Sunday through early Monday. Ahead of the front we can expect an increasing southerly air flow and a tightening pressure gradient means we’ll see a decent wind event. A few showers can come through the region Sunday afternoon, but the main band of rain with the frontal boundary will come through here Sunday night, maybe slowed slightly by an additional wave of low pressure on the front, but once main low pressure is north of our region, the front will swing through more quickly and offshore by early Monday, causing a wind shift to west, but still strong wind potential for a good part of the day Monday, even as we quickly return to dry weather with a chill-down.
TODAY: Sun often filtered by lots of high clouds. Highs 33-40. Wind NW up to 10 MPH, becoming variable.
TONIGHT: Clearing. Lows 18-25. Wind variable under 10 MPH.
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs 38-45. Wind SW up to 10 MPH.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows 28-35. Wind SW up to 10 MPH.
SATURDAY: Partly sunny. Highs 43-50. Wind SW 5-15 MPH.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Lows 35-42. Wind S 5-15 MPH.
SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance of a few rain showers. Highs 56-63. Wind S 10-20 MPH with higher gusts.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Cloudy with rain and embedded thunderstorms. Lows 50-57. Wind S 15-30 MPH, higher gusts.
MONDAY: Sun/cloud mix. Temperatures fall into 40s. Wind W 15-30 MPH, higher gusts.
DAYS 6-10 (DECEMBER 12-16)
Watch for a minor system to bring clouds / light precipitation around the middle of next week but no major storminess indicated. Temperatures variable, averaging near to above normal.
DAYS 11-15 (DECEMBER 17-21)
Best chance of unsettled weather is mid period, but no major storms indicated. Temperatures near to above normal.