Meteorologist Brian van de Graaff's Breezy Wednesday Day Forecast

Patchy morning fog gives way to a breeze and mild day...

Patchy AM Fog, Partly Sunny, Breezy & Mild
Highs: 48º-54º
Wind: WNW 10-20 mph
Clear, Breezy & Cold
Lows: 28º-34º
Wind: NW 10-15 mph
Mix of Sun and Clouds, Cooler
Highs: Low to Mid 40s
Wind: NW 10-15 mph

Pockets of fog set up overnight but an increasing breeze will scour out the fog rapidly this morning. Although it will be breezy, we will enjoy the return of sunshine. Since the cooler air will lag the cold front significantly, temperatures will be milder-than-average with readings into the lower to middle 50s. By Thursday, the winds will relax but cooler air will finally settle into the area. Notice that we say, “coolER” but nothing brutal as we will see seasonable temperatures for mid-December with highs in the middle 40s. We will start with sunshine before clouds increase during the day ahead of a weak weather disturbance. High pressure over the Midwest will provide dry and seasonable conditions again Friday under a partly cloudy sky.

As we begin the weekend, the weather will certainly turn unsettled as a low pressure center in the Deep South tracks northeastward. This will bring an increase in clouds with precipitation arriving during the day Saturday. With a lack of cold air in place, we expect a chilly rain for the metro area and points south and eastward. However, the higher elevations north and west of the metro area may be cold enough for a wintry mix of snow, sleet, and rain Saturday into early Sunday. There are still a few days before we get to the weekend so be sure to check back for updates as we fine-tune the forecast. Have a great day!

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