Mild Conditions Expected

Jonathan Carr
By December 9, 2021 15:41

Mild Conditions Expected

Discussion: We’re looking at a gradual warmup from today (Thursday through Friday) then a sharp warmup Saturday ahead of another frontal system Saturday night. Colder conditions should then move in for Sunday but the overall pattern looks very mild next week into next weekend thanks to a strong E US ridge building and lasting. It might not be until just before Christmas time that temperatures return to near-average for December. No major snow storms or signals are currently showing outside of a weak general Dec 23 and Dec 27-New Years period where snow storm development would be allowed.

Friday (Dec 10) high temperatures should range from mid-40s to mid-50s N to S. Skies should be mixed with sun and clouds. Winds should be light out of the S/SW. Overnight lows should range from mid-30s to mid-40s from elevations to coasts.

Saturday (Dec 11) high temperatures should reach well into the 60s. Skies should be partly-to-mostly cloudy with periods of rain likely, especially during PM hours. Winds should be breezy/gusty out of the S/SW. Overnight lows should fall to near-40 for most areas.

Sunday (Dec 12) high temperatures should reach the mid-to-upper 40s for most areas. Skies should be mostly sunny. Winds should be breezy out of the W/NW. Overnight lows should range from near-30 to near-40 from N to S.

An early look at next week indicates anomalously mild conditions. We’re talking afternoon high temperatures in the 50s/60s with overnight lows staying above freezing statewide. Great for heating energy costs. Bad for snow lovers. The milder pattern could last through next weekend before returning to a colder pattern just before Christmas time. Everyone have a great weekend and please be safe! JC

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Jonathan Carr
By December 9, 2021 15:41