EVENING: Mainly clear, temps in the 40s.

TONIGHT: Mostly clear and mild. Low 31.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny, mild. High 54.

Thursday’s official high of 51 and sunshine made it feel like early spring! Winter is just starting so enjoy the warm weather while it lasts. I do believe there will be enough sunshine on Friday that we could see temperatures reaching the the mid 50s.

Our next round of rain is still expected for New Years Eve, but the timing of the storm has sped up a bit, which means drier periods are possible as we usher in 2023. Most of the steady rain should fall during the afternoon and early evening (noon-8pm), and even then…indications are that it won’t be a super soaker event. Rainfall on average will be a quarter to a half inch before we totally dry out by New Years Day morning. It remains mild into early next week with highs near 50.

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 changes in the pattern showing up for the end of next week, so expect more seasonably weather by then.

-Meteorologists Adis Juklo and Eric Finkenbinder