High pressure will exit the region Monday allowing for unsettled weather on Tuesday. Mild temperatures remain into the start of 2012.
Overnight: Mainly Clear and Cold
Lows: 28°-34° | Wind: West 10-15 mph
Monday: Breezy, Increasing PM Clouds
Highs: 49°-54° | Wind: Northwest 10-20 mph
Tuesday: Periods of Rain
Highs: 45°-50° | Precipitation: 80 percent
Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah from the ABC7 Forecast Team.
High pressure will remain across the mid-Atlantic during the overnight hours under mainly clear skies. Lows will fall into the upper 20s to lower to middle 30s. Winds will increase tonight before easing early Monday afternoon as clouds filter in from the northwest. An approaching area of low pressure will bring periods of rain on Tuesday and highs in the upper 40s. The only concern at this time is the amount of cold air at the surface WEST of the Blue Ridge where a brief period of freezing rain may be possible early Tuesday morning. Otherwise, temperatures will remain well above freezing across the metro area.
After the system clears, high pressure builds with above average temperatures for this time of year. At this point, New Year's Eve will be dry with temperatures in the 30s and 40s.
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