As we say goodbye to the final days of 2019, we say hello to more active weather. Rain will return as early as this evening and last through the next few days. As for now, we start the last Saturday of 2019 with plenty of cloud coverage over the region. Fog is a possibility this morning in several locations and thick at times. When the fog lifts, clouds will stick around much of the day. Temperatures start mild and will end as such.
Unseasonable warmth took us through the Christmas holiday and take us mostly through the end of the year. Temperatures will hang around the 60s each afternoon until the cold front passes with the incoming storm. Even when it does, temperatures will cool for a couple of days before getting back up to well above average. The incoming storm will deliver rain to us starting late this evening. Before it arrives, a mild afternoon with cloud coverage can be expected. There will be some sun, but very little. Rain will arrive overnight and last through the day Sunday.
Expect widespread light to moderate showers with embedded thunderstorms delivering heavy rain and lightning at times. Wind speeds may also flare up causing some minor wind damage. Flooding is also a concern thanks to totals between 1” and 3” falling with this storm. Flood impacts will occur late Sunday and last into Monday. As of now, no alerts have been issued, but I wouldn’t be surprised if a watch is issued at some point. Watch for high water through Monday morning. Active weather will take a break going into the new year with a small round of high pressure before the next storm lines up due to arrive at the end of the week.