Did someone wish for this weather? Seriously? Because we’ll see some nasty weather over the next couple of days, and it’s going to impact holiday travel and Christmas Eve as well. Yikes! So let’s detail what I’m talking about.
Today a weak area of low pressure is creeping north along the coast. This has already brought widespread rain to the region.
There is a high pressure zone to the west, but it will only be an innocent bystander in terms of our weather. The low will creep north along the coast today. This will bring us rain through most of the day.
Along with the rain we’ll also see lots of clouds and a northeast breeze at 10-15mph. So temperatures will be pretty much stuck in the 40s through the day. Its should be too cool for any thunderstorms during this time. We are looking at about 1 – 1.5″ of rain with a few spots reaching 2″.
By tonight the low will move to our north. We’ll start drying out, but the clouds will probably hang around. In fact I believe we’ll still see a lot of clouds tomorrow despite being in-between systems. The low will move into the northeast states on Tuesday, but another system will be rolling through the Midwest.
We’ll see lots of clouds tomorrow, but only a slim chance for a shower. The sun will peak out in places. So we’ll warm up to the mid-upper 50s. Winds will be light and variable. The warm air that will lie to our southwest tomorrow will start to ooze in on Wednesday. However, rain will ooze in with it. So high temps will be in the 70s, but we’ll have scattered to occasional rain showers as well.
Since it will be so warm and humid we’ll see a chance for thunderstorms. I think the chance for storms will be pretty good. Especially into Wednesday evening before the cold front moves in. The timing of the front will be important. Some models don’t have it moving in until overnight Wednesday. Others have it moving in during the evening. With the slower versions it could keep a chance of rain in the forecast until Christmas morning. I am holding on to a low chance for rain until then. I am wishing for it to move out by Christmas day though. I may even write an email to Santa. Regardless, it will be breezy on Christmas Day and cooler. We will also dry out by midday Thursday. Highs will be in the 50s with strong northwest winds. Things won’t be too bad for Friday. Highs will be in the 50s with fair skies and lighter winds. Then we’ll have a mild weekend with fair skies. So that will be good for travel in the region.
Sorry that I can’t give a white Christmas forecast. It will be snowy over parts of the Midwest and Northeast if you are traveling. So check your plans if you are heading that way.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler