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.