The next few days will bring an end to the beautiful weather we've seen for the past couple of days. As high pressure continues to move to the east we'll see return flow bring warmer, moist air to the region. This will allow us to keep a slight chance for rain from now through Monday. By Monday afternoon, a front will move to the south of us bringing an increased chances for showers and thunderstorms. Late Monday night another front will move towards the region, this one stronger. Beginning Monday night and continuing throughout Christmas Day we'll see plenty of rain and a few thunderstorms as the front works its way through the area. Some of these thunderstorms could reach severe limits. Chance of rain is 80% on Christmas day.
The rain should clear out by early Wednesday morning. Temperatures will also drop to around freezing for lows on Wednesday morning. The majority of the rain should be gone by the time temperatures really cool down, so we're not expecting much in the way of frozen precipitation. If we do see any, it will likely be a rain/sleet mixture and it won't be much.
Thursday morning looks to be the coldest morning, with clear skies allowing temperatures to drop into the mid to upper 20's. High for most of the week (after the front passes) will range from the upper 40's to upper 50's. We'll see another front move towards our area as we head into the end of next week, bringing another chance for rain.