An upper level system crisscrossing the region today will bring some morning showers, followed by a lot of clouds and below average temperatures.
This month is now in the top 20 coldest Novembers on record, and it's the coldest we've seen since 1992. Temperatures over the next several days will continue to average below normal. In spite of the fact that it's not going to be very mild, I don't think we'll see any extreme cold air for the rest of the month. This likely means that there's also not going to be any snow for the foreseeable future.
On Wednesday, another weather system brings a lot of clouds and with it, just the smallest chance for a couple of showers. It's also another one of those days where temperatures stay in the lower 40s — which is average for December.
Thursday is my pick of the week, with lots of sunshine, light winds and readings at least getting into the mid-40s in the afternoon. Another frontal system approaches on Friday, bringing back the clouds. Luckily, a southerly flow of air will boost readings into the 50s. This is temporary, as cooler air comes back for the weekend.
The outcome will ultimately depend on how the southern jetstream unfolds in the next couple of days, and since we are still four and five days away, the forecast could change significantly.
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Tuesday: A period of morning showers before 11 a.m. Perhaps a few breaks of sun later. Highs 42-48.
Tuesday night: Clouds. Lows 29-35
Wednesday: Sunshine and clouds. Highs in the mid-40s
Thursday: Bright and sunny. Still below average. Highs 45-49.
Friday: Sunshine, some clouds. Evening shower. Highs 48-54
Saturday: Lots of sunshine. Highs approaching 43.
Sunday: Clouds, some sun possible. Highs within a few degrees of 45.