Temperatures stay above normal, rain chances return Wednesday


It’s been a warm start to December, and warmer than average temperatures will continue for the weekend. After starting out mainly in the 40s, Saturday’s temperatures top out in the lower to middle 70s with a blend of sunshine and clouds.

Later today, a dry cold front will slide through dropping temperatures into the low 60s for Sunday. While that will be noticeably cooler than where we’ve been the last few days, it’s still warmer than average for this time of year. Our average high is 57°. A sprinkle or light shower is possible for our eastern counties later on Sunday.

We have a parade of cold fronts this week, with yet another weak front expected to move through Monday. This will bring with it the slight chance for a passing shower, but what you’ll notice most is a significant drop in temperatures. Monday afternoon will be warm again in the low 70s, while Tuesday afternoon will only be in the low 50s.

Slightly cooler than average temperatures persist through the middle of the week ahead of our next cold front which arrives Wednesday into Thursday. This is the front that, while it won’t have much impact on our temperatures, will finally bring us a decent chance for rain.


SATURDAY will be partly to mostly cloudy. The high will be 72. Winds will be light.

SATURDAY NIGHT will be partly cloudy. The overnight low will be 44. Winds will be northeast around 5 mph.

SUNDAY will be partly cloudy to mostly cloudy. The high will be 61. Winds will be east-northeast 5 to 10 mph with higher gusts possible. 

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