TONIGHT: Clearing skies, breezy. Lo 25. Winds: W 5-15 mph. Gusts to 25 mph.
MONDAY: Breezy and chilly. High 38, northwest winds 10-15 mph.
TUESDAY: Sunny, chilly. High 38, northwest winds 5-10 mph.
Today featured a little more sunshine than expect and temperatures did briefly flirt with 40° this afternoon. Temperatures will fall to the 20s under mainly clear skies and that clearing should help start the week off sunny.
The start of the week brings more sun and we stay dry through Wednesday. Average highs (near 40) and lows (20s) for this time of the year as we officially begin winter on Wednesday.
We continue to track an upcoming storm for the end of the week. It now appears that it will be in two waves. The first on Thursday and a secondary wave on Friday. Both bring a chance for a wintry mix, although the majority of the precipitation for us will be in the form of rain. Here is an early outlook of what we see developing:
The first wave could start as snow or a wintry mix Thursday morning before transitioning to rain for the majority of the day:
The secondary wave on Friday will be the opposite as it starts as rain and potentially ends as a brief period of snow:
We still expect some changes in the timing and precip type as we get more data over the next couple of days. No matter how these two waves play out, the end result will be a very cold, very windy Christmas weekend with temperatures struggling to warm above freezing!
Check back throughout the week for more details on the upcoming storms. Until then, enjoy the rest of this weekend and a quiet start to the week.
-Meteorologists Eric Finkenbinder and Dan Tomaso