Monday Morning: Cool and clear before heavy rain threat later this week

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StormTracker Forecast…Skies have cleared early this morning, which will leave us sunny and beautiful for the rest of the day. Temperatures will top out in the upper 50s to lower 60s. Clear skies tonight will allow for cooling into the mid-30s to around 40° by morning.

A cold start to New Year’s Eve day, but with mostly sunny skies, temperatures will warm up into the upper 50s to around 60°. You will want the coats and jackets for New Year’s Eve night because it will be a chilly evening with temperatures falling into the low and mid 40s as we ring in the new year. Mainly clear skies to start the evening and becoming partly cloudy overnight.

We stay mostly dry through New Year’s Day, but moisture will build, which means more cloud cover and slight rain chances. Temperatures will still be cool in the upper 50s to around 60°. Rain chances increase late Wednesday night and will be high through Friday morning.

An area of low pressure and a deep surge of tropical moisture will lead to a heavy rain threat starting Wednesday night/Thursday morning through early Friday morning. The exact duration of this event is still a bit unknown, but plan on periods of moderate to heavy rain for at least 12-24 hours, which may lead to some flooding in low-lying areas and areas prone to flooding. Rainfall totals may be around 2-4″ with locally higher amounts. Stay tuned as we fine-tune the details.

We wrap up the abbreviated work week with a front moving in, which will help clear us out and dry us out in time for the first weekend of 2020. Highs will be a touch warmer on Friday in the mid-60s. The first weekend of 2020 will be cool and dry.

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