2019 Goes Out Like a Lamb, 2020 Comes in Like a Lion
NYE/NEW YEAR'S GREAT, THURSDAY/FRIDAY RAIN AND STORMS
After a very warm and un-Christmaslike Christmas week, a cold front finally brought us back to reality this morning. The front was accompanied by a thin line of showers that only brought a few hundredths of an inch of rainfall to our area. In its wake, clear skies have set in and will be with us for the rest of the decade (tonight into tomorrow). Temperatures, while much cooler, will still run a couple of degrees above normal with lows in the middle 30s to around 40 and highs in the 55-60 degree range.
The stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve should see clear weather areawide and temperatures in the 40s; a jacket is definitely recommended gear if ringing in 2020 out on the town.
After a fairly quiet New Year’s Day weatherwise, clouds will increase in earnest Wednesday night into Thursday as a deepening storm system approaches. Rainfall will begin to overspread the area late Thursday and especially into Friday. While heavy rainfall is likely, the strength of any thunderstorm activity is still in question pending how far inland a warm front can penetrate late Thursday night into Friday morning. We’ll keep you updated on any storm risk as the week goes on.
After the rain moves out by the weekend, seasonal temperatures are in store with highs mainly in the 50s and lows in the 30s.
-Meteorologist Dana Barker