Rain starts a mild Christmas weekend

Good Friday, everyone. Christmas weekend is looking anything but white. Wet and warm weather will take up residence across the state through the holiday, but colder signals are showing up for the closing days of 2016.

Clouds continue to thicken out there Friday, with rain arriving from west to east by evening:

Rain continues in the first half of Christmas Eve and could total close to an inch for some:


Scattered showers will be possible as Santa arrives from the North Pole. This will set the stage for a very mild Christmas Day. Highs in the 60s look likely, with a mix of clouds and sun, and a scattered shower.  Near-record highs are possible for Christmas Day and Monday.

Rains will then increase Monday as a cold front moves through:

canadianThat’s another windy and very warm day with highs again in the 60s.

Colder air moves in for Tuesday, but another storm system moves in by late in the day and Wednesday. This will help spike the temps ahead of it, but colder air surges in behind the front on Thursday:

euro-2The cold air behind that could kick off some flurries or snow showers as we close out the last Friday of the year:


The models then show another cold system moving in as we say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017:


We will see how this transpires, but many of the operational forecast models are indicating a cold pattern settling in.

Have a great Friday and take care.

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