Monday, December 4 Afternoon Forecast Discussion

Another day with clouds sticking around for us to keep highs in the 60s and a cool, but humid feel to the air today. We will keep the clouds tonight and develop some patchy fog with stray showers possible overnight ahead of a powerful cold front.

The cold front will arrive Tuesday starting around lunchtime to bring rain showers. Thunderstorms do not appear likely at this point due to a lack of instability and upper level support. Rain showers will be possible in the morning, but they will be due to warm air being brought north and not to the front itself. Most of the rain with the front will come to an end at dinner time from north to south with rainfall generally around a half an inch, not drought busting but much needed nonetheless. The real change happens behind the front as winds will be strong from the southwest ahead of the front and turn from the north to bring the coldest air of the season so far southward.

Highs on Wednesday with clouds and some leftover showers will likely not leave the 40s. Lows will plummet below freezing starting Thursday morning and will likely not get back above freezing until some point next week. Highs will hold near 50 through the weekend until we start next week with the coldest day Friday where the middle to upper 40s will be the best we can do. The coldest morning will be Saturday morning with lows in the middle 20s. Starting Wednesday night, you will want to protect your pets, plants, and any exposed pipes.