Thursday, December 20, 2012

December 21, 2012 Forecast

We have some major changes on the way, just in time for the Winter Solstice.  Tonight, we'll see clouds slowly increase and rain push into the area.  By 10pm, rain will have pretty much spread all throughout the area.  For a bit of time, temperature will rise over night, even with winds quickly picking up.  Wind will become strong, to even damaging, any may cause isolated power outages.  Temperatures overnight will rise into the upper 40's by early morning.  Winds will vary from the south-southwest from 15 to 20 mph with gusts in the 40's.  After the early morning hours,  temperatures fall as the low pressure system moves off. Rain should start to taper off by late morning/early afternoon and could be a mix of precipitation to the north and west.  Temperatures will fall throughout the day, with temperatures at 5pm around the upper 30's to lower 40's throughout the area.  Winds relax a bit but will still be breezy, at 10 to 20 mph, from the southwest.

By Saturday, skies clear to partly sunny, but remains blustery, with high in the mid-40's.  Sunday also looks cold, but the winds finally calm down.  Highs on Sunday in the lower 40's, and lows around 30-degrees.  Monday and Christmas Eve looks seasonably col and mostly clear.  While Santa is riding in his sleigh, he'll have clear conditions and light winds for takeoffs and landings.  Christmas Day will start mostly sunny but will see increasing clouds throughout the day and you travel over the river and through the woods.  Wednesday will be overcast with scattered showers in the area.  Some places could see some snow mixing in late.  Thursday see scattered showers still, but of the rain and snow variety.  Temperatures for the beginning of the week next week stick in the lower 40's.

But, of course, the world is also supposed to end...