An approaching storm system will bring us an increase in cloudiness early Monday. Rain will develop from the south to the north during the morning hours. The rain will fall at varying rates during the afternoon into Monday evening, some of which can be heavy. We’ll also have areas of fog on Monday, especially over some of the ridges. Temperatures will be slowly rise on Monday, only reaching out of the 30s east of the mountains by the end of the day. West of Route 219, temperatures will reach into the 40s Monday afternoon. Temperatures will probably rise Monday night into early Tuesday, some places will even flirt with the 50° mark. We’ll be in the 40s with the chance for some rain as we ring in the New Year at midnight Monday night.
A cold front will then move through the area and send some cooler air to our area for the middle of next week. There still could be a shower in one or 2 spots especially early on New Year’s Day. The rest of the day will be cloudy to partly sunny and breezy. Highs Tuesday will be in the 40s, but the temperature may start to dry drop later in the day.
Wednesday will be brisk and chilly with a mix of clouds and sunshine and only a slight chance for a sprinkle or flurry. High temperatures on Wednesday will be in the 30s. Thursday won’t be a bad day with a mix of clouds and sunshine and high temperatures near the just above 40. The next storm system will bring periods of rain on Friday, especially during the afternoon hours. Temperatures on Friday will slowly rise through the 30s and reach to near 40 in places. There still could be a shower or a touch of a mix early Saturday, then the rest of the day will become partly sunny with highs near the just above 40. Sunday will be a nice day with some sunshine and highs near do just above 40. And it looks like we will stay mild as we head on into the second week of January.