Current Forecast Meet the Forecaster

Issued: 12am on Thursday, January 1st 1970

Technical Forecast Discussion

Short term (Wednesday 12/19 through Saturday 12/22)

Strengthening upper level ridging is present for Wednesday as warm air remains in the region putting highs around the mid to high 40s. A rather deep upper level trough follows upper level ridging which will bring in cloud clover early Wednesday evening ahead of low pressure system. Precipitation becomes likely starting the latter half of Thursday as the warm front of the system approaches. Temperatures make sure precip stays as rain, but a chance for snow becomes possible late Friday as the cold front brings in colder temperatures. Another ridge will push high pressure into the region on Saturday clearing conditions.

Long term (Sunday 12/23 through Tuesday 12/25)

Clouds will slowly increase through Sunday as an upper level trough moves through. Models show the trough having some strength to it, but most of its moisture to be removed. High pressure moves in downstream of the ridge on Monday clearing up clouds from the previous day. Despite the passing of a cold front late Sunday, little to no CAA will be prevalent as upper level ridging will make its way in late Monday. Likely leading to a clear and comfortable Christmas Day.