MONDAY WEATHER BRIEFING

Good morning!

After a remarkably warm weekend, today will turn wet but with record temperatures once again.

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It’s a strong low pressure area that is pushing across the Upper Midwest.

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15 hour futurecast shows the rain arriving around midday:

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We can’t even rule out a rumble of thunder this afternoon. Temperatures are already very warm this morning and the record high of 62 should fall easily today.

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All the locations that are circled should break record highs today.

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It will also turn windy later today with some gusts to 40 mph or so possible.

TUESDAY: 

In the wake of the cold front, it will be “cooler” tomorrow but still WAY above average! We look for clouds and breaks of sun.

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WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: 

After a mild and tranquil Wednesday, a weak wave of low pressure and a cold front can bring a little rain Thursday.

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FRIDAY/SATURDAY:

FINALLY! It will feel like December for a couple of days. Gusty winds, clouds, and yes…some snow showers/flurries. Highs in the lower 30s. How about that!

At this point I doubt we see much snow accumulation locally but there can be frisfcccc.pngsome in the snow belts.

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LONG RANGE: 

Wow. We may do the current pattern AGAIN. There is a very strong signal for warmth on the models for Christmastime. Have a look at the numbers on the GFS ensemble model:

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And all the warmth across the eastern US:

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Our warmest Christmas occurred during the warmest December on record, 1982. The high was 66. We may very well challenge that record this year.

We will absolutely not have a White Christmas. Sorry snow lovers!

 

WEATHER FOR WEATHER GEEKS: 

More on the cold shot that is on the way later this week on this evening’s “Weather For Weather Geeks”. We’ll also look at how Christmas week will compare to Christmas 1982. (BTW, Christmas 1983 was our COLDEST on record) All on the Valley’s most in-depth and geeky weather video! Look for it by 8:00pm.

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