The rain is sticking around through Friday

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Tonight, we can expect the rain showers to be very scattered in nature and be a rain/snow mix as temperatures drop overnight. This could mean potential for some dangerous driving conditions, so please take caution if you are doing any light night traveling. Moreover, the wind speeds are picking up out of the east southeast between 10 to 20 mph. Since we are between our storm system and a high pressure system, we will also have winds gust up to 30 mph overnight.

Tomorrow, the rain that came in through the night will stick around for most of the day. Sadly, it won’t just be the rain. It will also be the strong and gusty winds. Gusts to 35+ MPH are certainly possible, which could make for driving issues in those periods of heavy rainfall. Some guidance even suggests the possibility of a some rumbles of thunder. As one can imagine, temperatures tomorrow will be nearly 20-degrees above average.

Thursday night will still stay fairly warm and wet because temperatures will be sitting in the mid 30’s once again overnight. There could also still be a few thunderstorms lingering in the area, but luckily the rain chances and gusty winds both do decrease slightly though. Winds are only up to 15 mph with gusts only up to 25 mph, so still a windy night, but not as over powering as we saw during the day.

Friday seems to keep a few scattered rain and potential snow showers as the temperatures decrease in the forecast. For those who love the cold weather rejoice because as this system exits the region, colder temperatures will follow. If you’re looking forward to the weekend, it looks like things remain dry, with much more seasonable temperatures for late-December. We are even planning on seeing a few peaks of sunshine starting Sunday.

Tommie Owens

Tommie Owens

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