High pressure has firmly taken control of our weather pattern, and will remain in charge for the next couple of days. The clear skies and light winds tonight will allow temperatures to drop into the low 20s/upper 10s in many locations tonight. Christmas Day will see highs return to the low 50s under ample sunshine.
The first of a couple dry cold fronts works through on Thursday. We will see some clouds, but that is really about it. The front will act to reinforce the cold air already in place, and thus keep temperatures from climbing much more than what we reach Thursday for our Friday.
Saturday and Sunday see a rebound as we climb to the 60s briefly, before another system passes and brings another cold shot to begin the final days of 2013. We could see a rain shower or two Sunday, but I am going to keep rain out of the forecast for now until the models can better resolve this system.
New Year's Eve will be a cold one, so if you are planning on going out to celebrate, plan to dress warmly.