Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Eve 2011 Forecast

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day are both shaping up as dry with "typical" late December temperatures expected.  Nothing too fancy...but no snow or rain is in the forecast at this point as the model-hyped potential storm will not develop.  However, a weak front will cross the region on Christmas Day and help pick up the winds for Christmas Night and Monday.

Temperatures tonight will drop into the 20's under clear to partly cloudy skies.  We could see a few passing clouds overhead from some upper level energy pivoting around in the main jet will not precipitate but may throw a few additional clouds into the sky later tonight.   Winds will diminish down to around five miles per hour.  Saturday will feature mainly sunny skies but cooler temperatures than what we've seen in a few days.  Highs will be range from 39 to 44 through the region with northwest winds at 6-12 mph.

Add a few degrees -- we're looking at mid and upper 40's for Christmas Day -- with a mix of sun and clouds as that weak front whips through.  Breezes will pick up Christmas Night and continue through Monday, with temperatures on Monday in the mid and upper 40's as well.  The next chance for precipitation will be Tuesday afternoon/evening -- generally in the form of rain if current modeling is correct.