EVENING: Mild and calm. Temps in the 40s.

TONIGHT: Increasing clouds. Low 37.

SATURDAY: Cloudy with showers between noon-10pm. High 52.

SUNDAY: Clearing skies and breezy. High 53.

Friday’s high of 55 is well above our average high of 40 for this time of year. It seems like our extremely cold Christmas holiday is followed by an extremely warm New Year holiday.

Our next round of rain is still expected for New Years Eve day. Most of the steady rain should fall during the afternoon and early evening (noon-10pm), with breaks in the rain closer to midnight. It is not a guarantee to totally dry out for the annual drops and raises at midnight, but the trends have held keeping the bulk of the rain timing ahead of the start of 2023. Temperatures will also be near 50 degrees near midnight so we keep the warm conditions going right into Sunday.

We’ll stay dry Monday but it’s temporary as the next front is already showing up for next Tuesday or Wednesday. Milder air will dominate the extended forecast with 50s expected each day from this weekend through the middle of next week. There are some subtle changes in the pattern showing up for the end of next week, so expect more seasonably weather by then. But for now we do not see cold and snow in this outlook.

-Meteorologist Eric Finkenbinder