RIGHT NOW: The streak of warm weather we've been dealing with over the Thanksgiving holiday week continued out there today with 70s for highs in most spots. Check out the 6 PM ET numbers out there:
As expected, most of the rain has remained well to our north today, and the evening radar view shows rain-free conditions across our area:
Tonight, we expect mild conditions to continue with a partly to mostly cloudy sky across the area.
ANOTHER WARM DAY: We will see the warm temperatures stick around for one more day Tuesday with highs in the low and mid 70s. We will go with a partly sunny sky in the forecast and I think we need to bring back a 20% coverage of showers, mainly in the afternoon and evening. The best rain chances would likely be across the northern counties in the coverage area as the cold front we've been dragging slowly starts to drag down to the south and east.
RAIN ARRIVES: That front will work its way into our area as high pressure breaks down and moves east. It will bring a decent coverage of rain - the first good rain in awhile - during the day on Wednesday. I have the coverage at 40% for now, but some of the showers will be fizzling out as they move in, so we'll have to fine-tune things tomorrow as some better information comes in. Cooler air will begin to filter in behind the front, with highs expected in the mid 60s on Wednesday. Check out the cold air that isn't that far away:
COOLING OFF! We should deal with lingering clouds on Thursday as cooler weather settles in across the area with highs in the 50s and low 60s. The mix of sun and clouds will hang around for Friday, and we expect mostly sunny skies for Saturday and Sunday. Highs will stay in the 50s and 60s as we end the week, with overnight lows in the 30s and 40s. Our next rain chances look like they may hold off until early next week.
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Chief Meteorologist Derek Kinkade, WTVM / WXTX