Rain Lasts On And Off Into Friday, New Years Eve, New Years Day Outlook

Rain Lasts On And Off Into Friday, New Years Eve, New Years Day Outlook

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Rain Lasts On And Off Into Friday, New Years Eve, New Years Day Outlook

We have the latest cold front and low pressure area that is lifting up the East Coast like a giant arm. The driver is the remnant Plains blizzard low which is weakening  now and moving southeastward. The pattern in the Eastern US is unsual because the way these storms are behaving looks more like something you would see in April or early May and not in December.

Rain is on the radar and seems to be advancing northward faster than advertised. Look for light rain or drizzle to develop today, becoming steadier and heavier late this afternoon and overnight into early Thursday morning. Tempertures today are going to be warm with highs mostly in the 50s area wide.

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This has been a very warm wet pattern that has dominated the weather for much of the month of December. Many areas are sitting on the edge of setting records for the wettest December on record and this system could put some of these areas over the top. Rainfall forecasts of 1 to 2 inches spread out between today and Friday is forecast for just about everyone. We do not have any flood watches posted since the rain is spread out over several days rather than coming all at once in several hours.

Thursday and Friday we will still be dealing with the old upper air storm from the Plains blizzard and that will be moving southeast and then eastward. This is going to leave us in cloudy conditions both Thursday and Friday. We will likely see on and off rain or showers on both days. it will also be rather warm for Thursday with highs in the 50s again.

We will start to see temperatures step down beginning on Friday however the air behind this entire complex mess is not all that cold. Yes technically it will turn colder off the highs of Wednesday and Thursday but temperatures are still going to be running above average Friday and over the weekend. We could still see a few showers scattered around Friday with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s.

We could still see some showers lingering into Saturday morning but a developing west wind and high pressure to the south will allow for some drying to occur. Look for leftover clouds Saturday possibly giving way to some afternoon sunshine with a little luck. Saturday highs will be back in the 40s. Sunday is New Year’s Eve and it appears that we will have no issues for Sunday with some sunshine and temperature topping out in the 40s.

Sunday night looks okay if you are among those who take the opportunity to celebrate the arrival of the New Year. It will probably be clear and cold with temperatures in the upper 20s to mid 30s around midnight. Monday, New Years Day looks dry with some sun and clouds. We do have a cold front that will move through but there won’t be much with it. Highs Monday will be in the 40s. Later next week we will be focusing on the changing weather pattern across North America and what it means going forward weatherwise.

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