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Storm Team Friday evening forecast (12/21/2012)

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Posted at 2:51 PM, Dec 21, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-21 14:51:00-05

Cold high pressure will control the local weather features for the next 48 hours.  Strong northwest winds will begin to subside tomorrow as the central part of the high approaches, but plenty of chilly air has already been transported into the region, as reflected in highs today only reaching the 50s.  Expect lows to fall well through the 40s this evening with overnight lows dropping into the upper and mid 20s.  These levels will prompt light freeze concerns, even for coastal areas, with at least a couple of hours of subfreezing temperatures early Saturday morning, perhaps as many as six hours for some inland areas.  Saturday will feature more sunshine and readings recovering to the upper 50s to around 60°.  Another round of freezing lows are forecast for Sunday morning, but some upper-level clouds will begin to move in by then, creating less sunshine as temps modify into the 60s.  Some upper-level disturbances will cause slight rain chances Christmas Eve and Day, and a stronger low-pressure system (similar to yesterday’s) may impact the region late Tuesday or early Wednesday.