Patrick’s VIPIR Forecast: Falling rain, falling temperatures

Posted at 4:45 PM, Dec 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-17 16:45:29-05

Patrick Rockey’s Live VIPIR Forecast

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Falling rain and then falling temperatures.

A strong cold front will cross the region on Thursday night bringing scattered showers, maybe a few thunderstorms, and then a big drop in temperatures.

After high temperatures in the 60s and 70s on Thursday, we will drop into the 50s on Friday and 40s for the weekend.

A few showers are looking likely during the morning commute on Friday. Some of the wet weather could even linger around for lunchtime. But the trend in the afternoon is for the rain to move out and the skies to clear.

That means it will be clearing and cold for your Friday evening plans and chilly when you wake up on Saturday morning. Expect temperatures in the upper 20s to mid 30s across the region.

And despite plenty of sunshine it will be a cool weekend with high temperatures only in the upper 40s Saturday and Sunday.

But the December weather won’t stick around for long. We will be back in the low 60s by Monday and into the 70s by Christmas eve on Thursday.

But bad news for travelers. It looks like showers will move in on Tuesday and could be with us into Christmas.

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Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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