This weekend will be warm for both days. We actually have a weak (very weak) cold front moving through this morning. It created a few scattered showers. However, this front won’t really cool us down today as winds behind it will be more out of the west. So highs will still be in the low 60s later today. Maybe 1 or 2 degrees cooler than yesterday. So basically, today is still warm. Tonight will be clear and cool for any New Year’s Eve festivities. We’ll drop to the mid-upper 40s by the time the ball drops. Tomorrow we’ll see mostly sunny skies and a strong southwest wind. This will push the highs into the mid 60s, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see some upper 60s. It will be beautiful, but enjoy it while you can.
A huge surge of cold air will finally push out of the Arctic. Last year we had a long period of cold air coming out of Central Canada. In fact it never seemed to shut off. This year has been totally the opposite, so we have had a long stretch of warm temperatures. Change is on the way.
On Sunday night a cold front will move through as a dry front. This will really drop the temperatures for Monday. Highs will be in the mid 40s, but may even drop through the afternoon to the upper 30s. Lows on Tuesday and Wednesday will be in the 20s solid. We may even see some teens Wednesday morning. High temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday will only be in the upper 30s. This cold air will not last for long though. The long range models show a quick warming by next Friday. Highs may be push back up to the 60s. Wow!
The long range models also all look dry during this cold period. The last several runs would occasionally put a spot of wet weather in from time-to-time, but they haven’t been consistent. Also, at this point they are all in pretty good agreement about the drying.
Happy New Year
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler