Dreary Today, Nice Thursday, Wet Friday

Another dreary day is on tap across the region. Clouds and light rain will keep temperatures in the low 50s.

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Rain should eventually come to an end this afternoon and evening. Overnight lows will drop to around 34° under partly cloudy skies.

Nice Thursday

Nicer conditions are expected on Thursday. Winds will turn out of the south ahead of the next weather system. This will help push temperatures into the mid and upper 50s under partly cloudy skies.

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Mostly cloudy skies will move in place on Thursday night. Overnight lows will remain mild thanks to cloud cover and southerly winds. Lows will drop to around 48°.

Wet Friday

Clouds and rain will increase ahead of a system to the southwest of the region on Friday. This will lead to widespread rain showers by late afternoon and evening. Afternoon temperatures will likely top out in the low 60s. Below is the NAM model from 6 AM Friday to 6 AM Saturday.

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A band of heavy rain is expected to form Friday night and into Saturday morning. It’s possible that we pick up over an inch of rain Friday night. This may lead to some localized flooding issues, and we’ll keep an eye on that. As of now, the Weather Prediction Center has issued a “marginal” risk of flash flooding Friday evening and overnight.

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Looking Ahead

The rain on Saturday could end as a rain/snow mix. While the models were leaning more toward an all rain event, a trend back to a rain/snow mix on Saturday seems to be in the cards. I’m not expecting much in the way of accumulation, if any at all, but it bears watching.

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A few more snow showers may be possible Christmas Eve, but no significant impacts are expected at this time. Stay tuned for forecast changes!

That should wrap up this forecast. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

-Meteorologist Jacob Wilkins

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