Merry Christmas Dry Calm Weather Continues Active Period Begins Sunday
We can only hope that Santa was good to everyone today and that everyone was good for Santa. Christmas Day has come and is now coming to an end. We had a lovely weather day of sunshine and temperatures that topped out into the 40s. Other than a few high clouds, there are no issues to worry about for this evening and tonight. Skies should be mainly clear to start the night and the radars will be nice and quiet all night long and for the start of Thursday.
We will start Thursday off with clouds and perhaps some breaks of sun and then clouds will increase and thicken up. We have a weak warm front going by to the north Thursday night and a weak cold front that follows Friday. There could be a scattered rain shower with this and well inland north and west of coastal areas a little freezing rain or freezing drizzle is possible though it will be isolated.
Thursday’s highs will be generally in the 40s. Friday we will start with clouds and a shower but some breaks of sun should develop in the afternoon with most highs reaching the upper 40s and lower 50s. A weak cold front passes and drops south and this sets us up for a dry start to the weekend.
The week of relative calm comes to an end this weekend though Saturday will be the better of the two weekend days with some sunshine and highs reaching the upper 40s and lower 50s. We are going to see a storm system develop in the Plains that heads to the Western Great Lakes. This storm will start the process of transitioning slowly to a more active weather pattern as we head into January.
Sunday brings a warmer south southwest flow with cloudy skies and the likelihood of some showers late in the day and Sunday night until the cold front passes. Highs could reach the middle and upper 50s..even 60 in a few spots can’t be ruled out. After the front passes colder air takes over for the start of next week. The weather pattern we have been in has been on the order of two to three weeks of active and cold followed by a week to 10 days of quiet and calm which is what we are in now. Looking at the upper air pattern we see going through a grinding changing process next week that takes us into the next cold and active weather stretch. We will be discussing this more in the coming days. In the meantime Merry Christmas to all and we hope your holidays were wonderful. Now it is on to Boxing Day tomorrow and the New Year.
MANY THANKS TO TROPICAL TIDBITS FOR THE USE OF MAPS
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