Meteorologist Maddie Kirker's First Warning Forecast:
Dry through midweek, but tracking storms and 70s for the New Year...
Our first cold front of the week is inching closer to the area this morning which is leading to early rising temperatures and increasing clouds. Thanks to high pressure moving offshore, winds have shifted to the south and will pick up during the afternoon between 10 and 15 mph. Expect more clouds than sunshine today as the cold front moves in, but we will stay dry through today and tonight. Highs will reach the mid to upper 50s.
Skies will clear overnight as the cold front moves offshore. Lows will drop to the mid 30s but with elevated winds, some of us will have wind chills in the 20s early Tuesday.
Tuesday will feature bright and sunny skies, with noticeably colder highs in the mid 40s. Thanks to a northerly shift in winds, we'll have a wind chill Tuesday afternoon in the 30s!
Wednesday will be another quiet weather day with a mix of sun and clouds and highs in the low 50s.
The biggest weather event of the week will arrive just in time for us to ring in the New Year. New Year's Eve will feature mostly cloudy skies with much warmer highs in the upper 60s. It'll be breezy during the afternoon as a strong cold front moves in. Showers will begin just after sunset and become widespread overnight and through Friday. It appears that mother nature will want to ring in the year with a display of her own fireworks, thunderstorms, especially on New Year's Day. Some storms could be severe, so we'll have to keep an eye on the cold front as we get closer to the holiday. Along with the storms, highs on Friday will be in the low 70s!