Unsettled Weather Pattern Leads To Beneficial Rain And Questionable Weather On Christmas Day

Good Monday Morning.  Temperatures vary across the area this morning as seen on the graphic below.  There are some areas of patchy freezing fog near the rivers and lakes, mainly in Western Foothill Counties.

 7:50am Temps

7:50am Temps

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High pressure firmly in control today.  You will notice some high clouds from time to time today.  Low pressure will develop along a stalled frontal boundary that is draped along the Gulf Coast.  Clouds will start to move into the area on Tuesday. This low pressure will move NE toward the Carolina's Tuesday Night.  High temperatures Tuesday will be very nice, in the mid 60's.  Our 7 day advertises rainfall by Tuesday Afternoon but the latest model guidance this morning looks like the rain will hold off until Wednesday.  We will adjust those with the afternoon forecast package.  By Wednesday Morning it looks like rain will be overspreading the area.  Temperatures will be too warm to support anything other than liquid rainfall.  High temperatures on Wednesday should be in the mid 50's.  This could be the most beneficial rainfall areas east of 321 have seen since late October.  Rainfall of 1 - 1.25 inches looks likely.  Rainfall looks to be the heaviest between 1pm and 6pm on Wednesday.  By Wednesday Night the low pressure should be tracking off to the East pulling the precipitation with it.

Thursday looks like the calmest day of the upcoming weather period with mostly clear skies and temps in or around 50 degrees.  By Friday another front will move into the area and it looks like it will stall.  This pattern is starting to take the look of our weather pattern that took place a week and a half ago.  This though doesn't look like it will have the dynamics available to produce anything but rainfall.  It appears that Christmas could end up with a few showers around and temps in the mid 50's.  There is still the chance that Christmas escapes any rain it just depends on the progress of the front that moves in on Friday and stalls.  Its something we will watch.

 

Chris White

Chief Meteorologist

Foothills Weather Network.