A fairly nice day is on tap for the region! Light southerly winds will help temperatures climb to near 60° this afternoon! Not bad for the first day of Winter!
Partly cloudy skies overnight will give way to isolated light rain early Friday morning. Overnight lows will remain mild thanks to southerly flow, dropping only into the low 50s. The NAM shows lows around 51°.
Heavier rain will begin to move into the region on Friday by the noon hour. The rain will last through Friday night and into Saturday. Some of the rain will be quite heavy at times. This is prompting the Weather Prediction Center to outline the region in a “marginal” risk of flash flooding. The higher risk lies to the south and east of the region.
Overall, A couple inches of rain may be possible Friday through Saturday. At one time I thought the rain may transition to snow on Saturday evening, but it looks like the cold air may arrive just a tad too late. Although temperatures on Saturday night will drop to around 27°.
Christmas Eve Snow
I’m still monitoring the chance for some light snow on Christmas Eve. As of now, it looks like more of a light event, with very minor accumulations, if any at all. The WPC says there’s a 1% chance of at least 1″ of snow Christmas Eve…you know what that means.
The pattern remains favorable for winter storms into January so stay tuned! That should wrap up this forecast. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!
-Meteorologist Jacob Wilkins