MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2018 LOCAL4CAST by TRAVIS KLANECKY
Today will likely end out being the nicest day of the week. While it will cool down a little, we're still looking at a week of above average temperatures with mainly quiet conditions.
Expect quite a bit of sunshine today with a few high clouds later in the day. Highs will range from around 50 in the northwest with snow still left on the ground. Some of the warmest temps in the upper 50s to near 60 will be in southern parts of the area. Look for a slow increase in clouds tonight with lows in the mid to upper 20s and lower 30s.
Skies on Tuesday will be mostly cloudy and at times could be overcast. This is going to keep temperatures down, but still 10 to 15 degrees above average. Look for highs ranging from the mid 40s northwest to the lower 50s southeast.
Wednesday features a trough that will swing through the area. This will bring an increase in clouds along with a slight chance of sprinkles or light rain Wednesday afternoon. Temperatures will still manage to make it well into the 40s. Winds will increase out of the northwest at 15 to 25 mph. Those winds could get even strong Wednesday night into Thursday out of the northwest at 20 to 30 mph. With sunshine returning on Thursday, temperatures look to be similar to Wednesday.
Friday is the first day of the winter, but conditions will continue to feel more like autumn. We'll see a mostly sunny day with highs again in the mid to upper 40s and lower 50s.
The weekend will feature a bit of a cooldown, but temperatures will still remain a little above our average high temperature. Look for highs in the low to mid 40s on Saturday with breezy winds. Sunday will feature more upper 30s and lower 40s.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (Monday and Tuesday) will feature quiet weather and similar temperatures to this upcoming weekend. With no snow in the forecast, there is likely no hope for a white Christmas for those that want it. A storm system bears watching later next week.