Forecast: Sunny, Seasonable Christmas Weather
Noticeably milder, though showery, this weekend
Today: Sun & clouds. Upper 40s | Tonight: Dry. Lower 30s | Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. Low 40s | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
While this Christmas won't be white, I'd say that the conditions will be pretty nice. High pressure is giving the gift of dry weather and temperatures within a couple degrees of where they should be for December 25. Clouds and slightly cooler temperatures will provide the backdrop for any bargain hunting tomorrow, but the weekend looks considerably milder (from a southerly push of air) with scattered showers a pretty good bet on Sunday. It may turn somewhat cooler again for back-to-work (for some of us) Monday.
Today (Christmas Day): Any showers should clear the area before dawn this morning, though some clouds may hang around through mid-morning. But clouds should rather quickly break up by late morning, giving way to a partly to mostly sunny and dry afternoon with high temperatures in the upper 40s in most areas. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight:We'll see partly cloudy skies tonight, with low temperatures near 30 in the colder suburbs to the mid 30s downtown. Confidence: Medium-High
Keep reading for the forecast through the beginning of next week.
Tomorrow (Friday): For those of you brave (or enterprising?) enough to tackle after-Christmas sales on Friday, you can expect mostly cloudy skies with slightly cooler highs in the low to mid 40s. Though the sky may look rather threatening at times, I'm expecting dry conditions during the daylight hours. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: The same can't exactly be said about Friday night, when overcast skies may produce some showers -- mostly of the light and scattered variety. Overnight lows will be right around 40. Confidence: Medium
As the flow turns more southerly on Saturday, we'll see variably cloudy skies and considerably milder temperatures. Expect highs from the mid 50s to even 60 if we got some sunshine. We'll have a slight (20%) chance for some scattered showers during the second part of the day but don't be surprised if it stays dry. A shower or two could linger into Saturday night, with quite mild overnight lows only dropping to around 50. Confidence: Medium
Mostly cloudy skies persist Sunday with more showers especially during the morning and mid-day hours. With a strong flow from the south ahead of an approaching cold front, we've got a good shot at hitting a balmy (for late December) 60 degrees during the afternoon before it turns colder (and drier) Sunday night, with overnight lows back down to the low-to-mid 30s. Confidence: Low-Medium
The outlook for Monday calls for partly to mostly sunny skies and dry conditions, as high pressure builds in. Afternoon temperatures will probably be in the upper 40s, with overnight lows ranging from the upper 20s to the low 30s. Confidence: Medium
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