Cloudy and cold to end 2019

Warmer after the ball drops
Posted at 4:45 PM, Dec 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-30 16:45:40-05

Temperatures are on the downslope after the strong cold front over the weekend. Rain showers ended early this morning after dumping between 2” and 3” in most locations. Now, it’s cold and cloudy. We sit in the 40s after seeing some sun this morning, but the clouds are making it difficult to stay warm. That, and the blustery southwest wind cranking up to the 20-mph range with gusts as high as 40. This is making it feel like the 30s.

Wind will continue through the last day of 2019 along with cloud coverage making for another blustery one. Rain will take a break as higher pressure scoots in, but don’t expect to see much sunshine. The clouds and cooler air will only allow us to reach the upper 30s Tuesday, so jackets will be needed for any pre-2020 festivities. Temperatures will cool down to the middle 30s for the stroke of midnight before cooling down to below freezing to start the first day of the new year. The next chance for precipitation will be at the end of the week when a storm out of the Gulf of Mexico arrives from the southwest. Before it arrives, winter temperatures turn back to fall-like as we warm into the upper 50s Friday as the rain falls.