Our weather pattern becomes more active today. We’ll start the day off with a few glimpses of sunshine, but more clouds quickly roll back in ahead of our next weather system. Temperatures will climb into the lower 40s this afternoon before a warm front lifts northward through the Midwest. This warm front will kick off isolated freezing drizzle this morning and a few rain showers later this afternoon. Rain becomes more widespread this evening and overnight tonight. Rain may be heavy at times. Lows bottom out in the upper 30s around midnight and then climb back into the 40s by daybreak.
Rain showers continue into Tuesday but will likely become more scattered by late morning. Temperatures will climb even higher with many places topping off near 50°. Tuesday will be a breezy day too as southwest winds pull in warmer air. Rain tonight through Wednesday morning could total around 1″ in many places.
The chance for rain remains in the forecast for Wednesday (Christmas Eve). A new low pressure system is expected to develop off to our south and then track northeastward through the Midwest. This will pull some cooler air in our direction, changing precipitation over from rain to snow. This transition will likely occur later in the afternoon. Precipitation should be all snow Christmas Eve night and into Christmas morning. It will be hard for snow to accumulate after heavy rain and temps near 50°, but with some moderate snow rates possible, some places could see 1-2″ through Christmas morning. Lingering precipitation will then taper off Christmas morning.
This forecast continues to change, so keep checking back with the Live Doppler 15 Fury Storm Team for updates!
Today: Mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers developing late.
Winds: SE 5-10 mph
Tonight: Cloudy with periods of rain. Some heavy rain possible.
Winds: SE 5-15 mph
Tuesday: Cloudy & warmer with scattered rain likely.
Winds: SW 10-15 mph
Tuesday Night: Cloudy with scattered rain showers.
Winds: Becoming NE 5-10 mph