First Warning Forecast: Patchy fog to kick off winter, rain again by Christmas Eve

Posted at 5:35 PM, Dec 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-20 23:30:01-05

Meteorologist April Loveland's First Warning Forecast

After rainy Sunday, we'll switch over to fog and drizzle overnight with lows in the mid and upper 30s.

Expect patchy fog to kick off the work week and and the First Day of Winter. Winter arrives at 5:02 AM EST Monday. We'll start off with mostly cloudy skies and should see a little clearing by the afternoon/evening. High temperatures will sit in the upper 40s, which is just below normal for this time of year. A cold front will cross the area Monday evening. There isn't a lot of moisture associated with it, so rain chances will remain low. Though, we could see more clouds roll in. Temperatures will fall to near 40 overnight under partly cloudy skies.

High pressure will build in on Tuesday with highs in the low 50s It will be a bit on the breezy side, but at least there will be plenty of sunshine. Winds will be out of the W/NW at 15-20 mph, gusts up to 30 mph possible. Skies will be clear overnight with lows in the low and mid 30s.

A partly cloudy day on tap Wednesday with highs in the low 50s.

Rain chances will go up just in time for Christmas Eve as a strong cold front moves in. Models are still back and forth on the timing of the rain, but right now looks like rain should move in by Thursday afternoon. Temperatures will be very warm ahead of the cold front with highs in the mid 60s. Expect rain to continue overnight. Temperatures will still be in the 50s. Showers are possible Christmas morning with quickly drying conditions. As of now, all the moisture will be out of here by the time the real cold air moves in. Expect the precipitation to be plain rain. Skies will turn partly cloudy as the day progresses and temperatures will drop into the 40s by the afternoon. Temperatures will plummet into the upper 20s overnight.

Dry and cold heading into the weekend. Expect many communities to struggle to get out of the upper 30s on Saturday.

Meteorologist April Loveland

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