Mild temperatures this week

Temperatures look to remain above average for much of the work week.  A big shot of colder air arrives for the holiday weekend.

Today:

Watch out for some patchy dense fog, along with some spotty light drizzle as we start off our Monday.  Fog should burn off by lunchtime, but the scattered sprinkles will likely remain through the remainder of the day.  Despite this, temperatures should run very mild for the middle of December, topping out in the upper 40s and lower 50s this afternoon.

Tonight:

Clouds break overnight, making for a mostly clear sky.  Temperatures won’t be too bad to wake to Tuesday morning, bottoming out in the upper 30s and lower 40s.

Tuesday:

Beautiful afternoon on tap.  Lots of sunshine, and very mild temperatures.  Highs hit the middle 50s Tuesday afternoon.

Wednesday:

A tad cooler than Tuesday, but overall a very nice mid to late December day.  Sunny with highs in the lower to middle 40s.

8 Day Forecast:

Beautiful weather will carry over to Thursday.  Big changes move in starting Friday, with a powerhouse cold front sweeping through the Midwest.  Mild temperatures to start on Friday will keep precipitation Friday morning into the afternoon as rain.   Colder air will eventually catch up and we should see a transition from rain to snow late Friday into the overnight.  As for the holiday weekend, still a few things up in the air, but it does appear that much colder air will settle in at least over the 3 day stretch for the holiday.  The bigger question pertains to precipitation chances.  A few models (but not all) are advertising some precipitation rolling through – some as snow, some as a back and forth of rain and snow for both Saturday and Sunday, with the possibility of some light snow on Christmas day.  Be aware that this will be a tricky forecast, and will change several time between now and this weekend.  If you have travel interests over the holiday, be sure to check back for updates.