A soggy day is expected to develop over the next few hours. The rain will be here to stay into tonight and Saturday. The HRRR model below suggests widespread rain will begin around noon. Heavier rain arrive this afternoon around 4 PM.
Overnight temperatures will remain fairly mild until the early morning hours on Saturday. The NAM Model suggests that temperatures drop to 41° by 6 AM.
The cold air may lead to brief rain snow mix Saturday morning and afternoon before the rain moves completely out of the region. However, the snow won’t amount to much.
The latest NAM and Hi-Res NAM suggest around 3″ of rain may be possible through Saturday at 6 PM. Highs on Saturday will be limited to around 43°.
Temperatures Saturday night will drop to around 30° under partly cloudy skies. This will lead to frigid temperatures on Christmas Eve. Highs will be limited to around 37°!
Most of the Christmas Eve snow will be limited to the north of the region. A swing and a miss this time, but the pattern remains favorable for snow for the next few weeks. Christmas Eve low temperatures will drop into the low 20s.
That should wrap up this forecast. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!
-Meteorologist Jacob Wilkins