Monday, December 30 Forecast Discussion

Clouds have been thick over top of us today as a cold front is clearing the area. We will keep some clouds for Tuesday, but we are going to clear them out just a bit and become more partly cloudy for the last day of 2013. Temperatures will be a few degrees warmer for New Year's Eve and warmer still for New Year's Day before cold front number 1 arrives.

This front will bring a small rain chance for us Wednesday evening into Thursday morning. The question is how much moisture does the front have to work with, and right now, it doesn't look like it will have a lot.

This front will bring in colder air from our north for Friday as highs will struggle into the lower 40s, and some locations may not get out of the 30s. The cool down is short lived as more warm air returns for Saturday, lifting us back up into the 50s for the weekend.

Cold front number 2 arrives for us on Sunday, and it also looks to be mostly moisture starved as it makes its way into the area. An isolated shower is possible, but as of right now, that looks to be about it. Behind this front, we could see much colder air begin to make its way into the area.

The cold air, should it make it, looks to arrive Tuesday of next week. There are still plenty of questions of how far south this cold air makes it since we are over a week out, but if the core of the cold air can make it this far south, it will easily be the coldest air of the season so far.

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