From the ABC 7 Weather team

Seasonably chilly with a possible flurry for the weekend

December 17, 2011 - 11:40 AM
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After yet another mild week, this weekend's chillier air - and perhaps a few snow flurries -  will make it look and feel more like the holidays. 

This Afternoon: Cloudy, Breezy, Cool

Highs: 42-46 | Wind: NW 5-10 mph

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Flurries Possible

Lows: 28-33 | Wind: N 5 mph

Sunday: Partly Sunny, Seasonably Cool

Highs: 41-45 | Wind: NW 5-10 mph

While snow remains elusive during this curiously mild winter, there is a slight chance of a few flurries Saturday night into Sunday morning.  With chances for a white Christmas low again this year - only one in every seven has an inch or more on the ground - any bit of snow would be a welcome holiday boost.  In the main, however, the weekend will be dry and seasonably chilly. 

After a cold & cloudy start, today's temperatures haven't budged much from the upper 30s and low 40s at 7 AM.  The overcast skies with their stratus clouds will likely keep highs today only in the low 40s.  Any snow flurries, associated with a system in the Great Lakes that will be moving north of the area, should end on Sunday morning with a partly sunny, chilly day to follow with highs again in the low 40s. 

As has been the pattern for the past few weeks, temperatrues will moderate early in the week - highs rising to the mid 50s by Wednesday - before showers and slightly cooler air arrive for week's end.

NOTE: With last week's high temperatures again in the 50s and 60s, this month of December is running 3.5 degrees above average.  With that trend likely to continue, those dreaming of a white Christmas will likely have to dream on!  Enjoy the weekend.

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