Thursday, December 20
Cold front continues to push toward the Eastern Seaboard as an associated Low Pressure System moves into the NE U.S. In the wake of this front, a ridge of high pressure will move into the area and covering most of the Eastern Half of the nation. There is also a secondary (developing) Low Pressure North of the NPlains that will be our next weather maker come the beginning of the work week.
A sharp cold front and associated rain band moved through our area, early this morning. This squall line brought with it, very strong winds and some heavy rainfall. Winds will begin to calm down this evening, after sunset. At that time a ridge of high pressure will be moving in and assisting with calming the wind down.
We saw rapidly clearing skies late this morning and increased northerly winds. For the rest of the day, the theme will be falling temperatures and continued gusty winds, in the wake of last night's front.
Tonight, Cold Air Advection will bring even cooler temperatures into our area. This means that near freezing temperatures can be expected and widespread, north of 190.
For the rest of the day,
Sunny skies, cooling conditions and gusty winds are on tap for the rest of the day, overnight we will see cold conditions as a light to moderate freeze is going to be expected.
These same conditions will last through tomorrow as well.
For the rest of the 7day planner
Friday through Saturday, high pressure will build across the area and remain in control of the forecast with near freezing temperatures North of 190. Friday night will be a good Radiational Cooling Night as winds will be light and skies will be clear. Subfreezing temperatures are likely again and highs will be in the 70's.
The next frontal boundary will approach the area during the early week, next week. Models are hinting at low pressure waves in advance of this front on Tuesday. The front is expected to move through on Wednesday. So, this system will be slow moving.
Rain chances will last through Tuesday and taper off on Wednesday. Temperatures should be above normal on Christmas Eve and Christmas day with colder weather returning during the middle of the week.
THIS MORNING...Clearing skies, windy, and cool. Near steady temps in the mid 50s by Noon. NW wind 15-25 mph.
THIS AFTERNOON...Sunny skies, continued breezy winds, and falling temperatures, becoming chilly by this evening. Highs in the upper 50s with temps in the 40's by 6pm. NW wind 15-25 mph and gusty.
THURSDAY NIGHT...Clear skies and cold with a light to
moderate freeze almost area wide. Lows 27-33. NW wind 2-6 mph.
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