A pretty dreary day is on tap for the region as patchy drizzle joins clouds skies throughout the day. Temperatures will top out around 54° this afternoon.
Widespread rain showers should move into the region from the south around 6 PM this evening. This rain will continue into much of the day Wednesday after overnight lows drop to around 45°. The Hi-res NAM below says it could rain from 6 PM Tuesday to 6 PM Wednesday.
With rain sticking around most of the day on Wednesday, temperatures will remain a bit on the chilly side. Highs will only top out around 50°. By 6 PM Wednesday, the rain should be east of the area, leaving us with between 0.5″ and 1″ of rain. Areas to the south could pick up a couple inches of rain!
Temperatures will drop back to the mid 30s under partly cloudy skies on Wednesday night. However, temps should rebound nicely on Thursday thanks to some weak southerly surface flow. Highs should top out in the mid 50s under partly cloudy skies.
Several forecast models are suggesting a bit of light snow may be possible Christmas Eve. However, the models are continuing to flip back and forth, so I wouldn’t put too much hope in a white Christmas just yet…But I’m saying there’s a small chance.
Just stay tuned for more information. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!
-Meteorologist Jacob Wilkins