Storm Team 8 Forecast

Filtered Sunshine and Cool
HIGH: 34°
WIND: S/SE 0-5 mph

SUNRISE 8:10 a.m.
SUNSET  5:10 p.m.

Filtered Sunshine Saturday
Dry and Cool Weekend

SYNOPSIS After nearly a week straight under the clouds (we had a total of 7 minutes of sunshine in the last 7 days, not including Friday), most of us saw some sunshine yesterday. Today we return to mostly cloudy skies, but we’ll still see plenty of filtered shunshine.   We’ll see calm winds.  Roads should be dry tonight through the weekend.

WEEKEND WEATHER  The weekend looks great for running all of those holiday errands, finishing up the Christmas shopping or perhaps heading to a holiday party.  Conditions will be dry and cool with highs in the mid 30s.  We’ll become mostly cloudy for later today and Sunday, but roads will be dry.

NEXT WEEK:  We’ll be headed into a stormier pattern next week.  We’ll have a chance of rain or a mix Monday afternoon into Monday night.  Rain is likely here Tuesday and Tuesday night.  Wednesday we’ll see the rain change to snow and slick spots may develop.  Snow showers are likely on Thursday with slick spots likely.  We’ll also have a stiff west wind on Thursday that will knock the wind chill down to the low-mid teens..  A White Christmas looks likely with most models forecasting 1-3″ of snow on the ground on Christmas Day.  A batch of even colder air is set to arrive around the 28th and stay with us through the New Year’s Holiday. 

WINTER SOLSTICE   Winter officially arrives Sunday at 6:03 p.m.  That’s the shortest day of the year with only 9 hours of daylight.

Check out Bill’s Blog. He’s got a summary of the weather so far in 2014 and more on the long-range outlook for next week.  Also, a famous meteorologist has passed away at the age of 102.