Wednesday Forecast Discussion Update

The morning low clouds were slow to burn off today, but we finally managed to see a good supply of afternoon sunshine. Temperatures today have reached the upper 60s and it feels very pleasant outdoors. Tonight we will have clear skies and with light winds and moist soils, look for areas of fog to redevelop after midnight. If you’re headed out to do a little Christmas Shopping tonight, grab the jacket. Temperatures will be on the cool side, with low 50s during the evening. Temperatures will bottom out near 40-degrees.Things won’t change much through the end of the week and that is the good news! Highs will be in the 70s each day, with lots of sunshine. At night it will be on the chilly side, with lows in the 40s. Look for more clouds to enter the state next Tuesday and Wednesday as a storm system approaches. It looks like showers and thunderstorms will be possible during the Tuesday night/Wednesday time frame and now there are signs that much cooler air won’t be too far away by Christmas Eve.

If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, one interesting feature I noticed in the long range models is an upper level low pressure system showing up, near Alabama, just after Christmas. If this feature manages to materialize things could get real interesting During the December 26th/27th time frame. These cold-core upper level storm systems are notorious for bringing surprise winter weather events. This event is still several days out and some of the parameters will likely change. Nevertheless, it sure is interesting to see the models throwing out this long range solution near the Christmas time frame.

Join us tonight for a detailed forecast update!

(Image Source: NOAA/48 hr Forecast Surface Map)

Updated by: Chief Meteorologist Wes Wyatt