Today: Mostly sunny and mild
Wind: S 5-10 mph
Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy, patchy fog?
Wind: E 5-10 mph
The weekend will bring a warm up with the mild weather carrying over into the new week, but a change to more wintry weather will arrive by late week.
Saturday will definitely be a day we will take considering the time of year. Skies will be mostly sunny as southerly flow boosts temperatures into 40s and even the chance at a few low 50s further south.
Clouds will be back on the move tonight as a warm front stalls out over the area. Some patchy fog is possible by morning as temperatures drop into the 20s to low 30s.
A disturbance will track through the area early Sunday with the chance of a few light showers and some patchy fog. The highest chances are mainly south of I-80, but the northern fringe could reach Highway 30. There could be a wintry mix early on, however as temperatures warm above freezing any precipitation would change to rain. Amounts will be fairly light. Clouds will be around for much of the day with temperatures in the 30s close to 40.
The mild mid-December weather will continue with a string of 40s though the middle of the week under partly to mostly sunny skies.
The switch to cold weather arrives later in the week as a storm system sweeps through the Midwest Thursday into Friday. It is possible we could see some accumulating snow from this system, however the timing and placement details which are crucial are still up in the air and will be resolved over the next several days. Behind the storm, significantly colder air moves in with temperatures in the 20s heading into the holiday weekend.
Meteorologist Brandon Marshall
Weather First Team
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