Wednesday Sun – Thursday Rain

Posted at 5:00 AM, Dec 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-19 07:41:45-05

Another day starting with cold temperatures and clear skies. High pressure continues to control the forecast. This will be the last day with abundant sunshine before the pattern changes and we start getting more precipitation. There could be a few spots with patchy morning fog. Otherwise, it’s calm and clear. Temperatures will warm from near freezing for lows to the mid-50s for afternoon highs. The reason for the added warmth today will be the southwesterly winds. A nice, mostly sunny, and mild afternoon is expected.

Things change overnight with more overhead cloud coverage. This will keep temperatures from dropping into the 30s. Rain will be in quickly as we cross over into Thursday morning. Thursday’s precipitation will be only rain. Moisture continues into Friday. As the cold front passes, the temperatures will begin to drop. By Friday evening, some snow could mix in with the rain. Temperatures will still be too warm for anything to really accumulate at first. As temperatures continue to fall overnight, some minor accumulation could occur. Still, only a couple of tenths of an inch of snow is all we’re expecting, and most (if not all) will melt on contact. As we move into the weekend, things dry up and the sun comes back out.