We start this morning with high pressure centered right over us and temperatures 15-30° colder than we were just 24 hours ago. The cold start will be an afterthought after lunch; highs will be in the low 70s with abundantly sunny skies. Tonight, changes happen ahead of our next rain maker. A developing storm to our west will toss clouds and a feeling of slight mugginess our way over the next 24 hours; lows tomorrow morning will be near 50°. The storm will also shove a cold front into the southeast and bring with it a line of thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and evening. There’s a chance that some of these storms could be severe with gusty winds, heavy rain, small hail and isolated tornadoes. The threat appears to be minimal but be storm ready, especially though Thursday’s evening drive. Wet weather will quickly exit to the east by early Friday morning setting the stage for a cold first day of winter. Highs Friday for many won’t get out of the 50s despite abundant sun. Lows Friday and Saturday night will be the coldest in some time between 27-32°. It will be our first chance at a light freeze in about a month; the coldest spots will be away from city centers and beaches. The tail end of the 7-day shows a Christmas Eve and Christmas day warm up with a few showers Christmas afternoon. You can put a nail in this statement “We will not have a white Christmas this year.” It will be cool Christmas morning in the low and mid 40s, afternoon highs will be in the low 70s.
Be safe and have a great Wednesday!
-Meteorologist Sean Parker