Monday was the coldest day of the week, with temperatures in the 30s. Milder air will move into the region and stick around through New Year's Day.
Weather systems this week will be minor and, with temperatures above average, the chance of snow and ice is small.
One of these systems, which came through Monday night, moves out Tuesday morning after some mixed precipitation amounted to a coating to half an inch of sloppy sleet, ice and snow.
On Tuesday morning, temperature readings are in the 32 to 37 degree range and rise to the 40s for the afternoon.
A new small system brings some light snow or mixed precipitation Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. There will be another one of these again before dawn Thursday, with a few rain showers possible. Temperatures will be within a few degrees of 40 each afternoon staying around or just above freezing at night.
For New Year's Eve, it's currently looking dry with temperatures in the 30s falling toward freezing at midnight. New Year's Day is wet and mild, and this continues into Sunday before a pattern change arrives.
It's going to turn significantly cold for the first couple of days of 2022. There are signs that the pattern turns much colder and creates enough of a change to bring us more wintry weather and perhaps our first snowstorm of the season in the first half of January.