Skies have been very slow to clear today thanks to some low level moisture and still some lift provided by our upper level system that is very slowly pushing east. Clouds have started to clear in Louisville and Carthage along Highway 25. The clearing will continue to work south and clear us out this evening, setting the stage for cold overnights and chilly afternoons leading into Christmas.
A strong area of high pressure is sliding southward through the central Plains and will start to move east tomorrow, being to our north and then northeast on Christmas Day and east of us by Thursday. This will send a few clouds in our direction for Christmas Day and more for Thursday as some moisture begins to return thanks to southwest winds around 18,000 feet.
Overnight lows for the foreseeable future look to remain in below freezing, including lows near 20 for Christmas morning, and highs in the 40s for Christmas Eve and struggling to 50 for Christmas Day. We return to normal highs in the upper 50s/lower 60s for the weekend before our next cold front arrives on Sunday. Right now, it looks to be dry, but will drop temperatures as we start the final few days of 2013.