Weekend preview, near 60 degree temps, rain, and a polar plunge

Ups and downs as we push into mid December...
Looking Ahead To The Next Cold Blast
Posted at 11:21 PM, Dec 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-05 23:40:52-05

Some isolated showers return to our forecast once again Friday as high temperatures creep into the low 50s. Warm southerly flow doesn't last for long as our next front pulls through late Friday afternoon and evening. Skies clear late Friday night allowing temperatures to fall back below average just in time for the long awaited weekend ahead. Saturday brings on the chill and maybe even a bit of a tease of what's to come potentially for the middle of next week.

Sunshine will fill the skies on both days with highs in the 40s. Extra layers though will be needed Saturday though if your headed out to pick up the tree or to one of the regional Christmas parades as high temperatures for some may struggle to reach 40 degrees in some neighborhoods. Sunday is the rebound day as winds turn toward the south and southwest popping temperatures toward 50 degrees.

Monday and Tuesday brings on the rain but some relief for those who hate the cold. Highs will creep close to 55 degrees Monday and around 60 on Tuesday. Rain though will be heavy at times with up to 1" expected over the two day stretch keeping our above average precipitation trend going for December.

The rain gets out of here Tuesday evening allowing a powerful polar high pressure system to move on in. High temperatures Wednesday look to tumble by 20 degrees Wednesday with highs barely cracking 40 degrees. Even colder air looks to arrive from there Thursday with highs in the 30s. This could actually set the stage for a late week wintry system during the December 13th and 14th time-frame but that is still 7+ days out and likely to change.

For now let's plan for a cold and dry weekend ahead. Those of you who like Spring and early Fall will get to enjoy those near 60 degree temps to start next week while others get back into the Winter feel after that. All aboard and safe travels on the long weather roller coaster ride ahead!!