Winter Returns!

Good Thursday everyone! 

It is a busy time of the year. Lots of activities taking place from now until January 1st. The weather will make it feel the part. The past few Christmas' it has fairly warm. That's not the case this year. It looks like we will make a run at the coldest Christmas in sometime. More on that later. 

Friday starts the Holiday for most, and it looks to be a fairly decent day. We will start off with some low clouds and fog. But by midday we should have partly cloudy skies, Highs should mange to move into the low to mid 50's. Clouds will be on the increase late Friday afternoon, ahead of our next cold front. 

Saturday will be another wet day. A cold front will move through the area giving the area another widespread rain event. Not as much as we seen on Wednesday but another 1/2" - 1" of rain is possible. The front should move out of the area by Sunday, but can't totally rule out some scattered showers on Christmas Eve. 

By Christmas day we should see clearing skies, but the temperatures are going to be pretty chilly. Highs may not make it out of the 30's. At least the sun will be out! 

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We continue to stay chilly through the days follow Christmas. Highs each day will be in the low 40's with lows in the mid 20's. 

 

Another storm system approaches the area late next week.. Models are having a hard time to determine if this will be liquid precipitation event or that of the frozen variety. The models runs today from the GFS & European guidance suggest  it could be wintry, with all types of wintry precipitation possible. 

 

Speaking of wintry weather, the patter next week after Christmas looks favorable for a potential winter storm or two as we head into January. It is something we are going to monitor closely. 

The GFS Ensembles (Ensembles are various runs of a model)  are showing an uptick in possible winter weather. Now this isn't a forecast, but shows you the models are depicting some wintry precipitation as we close out 2017, and head into 2018. 

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So an exciting time ahead for us! Not only for the Holiday season, but also the chances of some wintry weather. 

Have a wonderful day! 

Scotty Powell 

Meteorologist 

Twitter: @ScottyPowell_WX