Tuesday, December 18, 2012

December 19th, 2012 Forecast

Fast-moving, active, and gradually trending colder over the next few days.  However, the trend towards solid cold will have to wait until early Friday morning.  Today's cold front doesn't have a ton of cold push with it -- has some wind and yeah, that'll make things feel cooler in the wake of the front but this is a pretty weak shot of colder air coming on in by December standards.

Breezy weather will be with us through tonight and at least the first half of Wednesday before winds slacken off Wednesday afternoon.  Winds could gust to 30 mph this evening in some spots, with gusts over 20 mph possible for much of tomorrow morning.

Lows tonight will drop into the 30's through the region, which is above average for this time of the year.  Chilled but not brutal.  Tomorrow's highs will approach 50 north of the city, hit 50 in the city and points south, which is still several degrees above average.  The breezes will add a chill to air early in the day.

The next storm system's timing suggests rain moves in around the rush hour on Thursday evening, with rain and perhaps a few rumbles of thunder for Thursday night into the pre-dawn hours of Friday.  The timing on the front suggests Friday's highs probably occur around Midnight and probably in the 50's, with daytime temps running in the lower half of the 40's on gusty and colder winds.