Monday, December 26, 2011

Daycast for December 26, 2011: Fair and Breezy



High pressure will build back into the region this morning as a weak cold front pushes away. If you are out very early this morning in the pre-dawn hours, a stray snow flurry is possible in our northern areas. Daytime Temperatures will be a bit chilly (in the 40’s), especially with a brisk wind. The wind will cause temperatures to feel like they are only in the 30’s at times. Gusts could approach 25 MPH, with perhaps some isolated areas observing a wind gust in the 30 to 35 MPH range. Winds should gradually decrease towards evening. But overall, today will be fair.

A few clouds will linger around the front as it pushes away…but overall this morning (after the sun rises) should be clearer than the evening and especially night hours as warm air advection begins to increase the cloudiness. There is a 20% of a stray flurry in the NW flow.

Our attention today will focus on the Tuesday Afternoon into Wednesday period for heavy rain and windy conditions with a strengthening low pressure area headed our way. It still looks as though a soaking inch to two inches of rain is on the way. It could perhaps end as a mix of sleet and wet snow in the higher mountainous peaks of Carbon and Monroe Counties as cold air tries to puncture in late in the game. 50-60 degrees outside of the Poconos is still quite possible at least SE of City Tuesday Night and Early Wednesday.