Fair weather, no storms in sight through Christmas
The first few days of winter will have fair and dry weather with near normal temperatures through Christmas, the National Weather Service says.
Winter officially begins at 11:19 p.m. on Saturday.
A strong Canadian high pressure will gradually build and move across the area tonight and Saturday.
“This will produce fair, but cold weather through the period,” the NWS says. “High temperatures will be about 10 degrees below average Friday, and around 5 degrees below average on Saturday.
“Temperatures tonight will fall into the single digits in some of the outlying areas,with teens and 20s elsewhere.”
Temperatures will be several degrees above normal for Sunday and into much of next week.
The NWS says there’s a chance of some snow showers on Christmas night.
Today: Sunny, with a high near 28. Wind chill values between -5 and 5. Northwest wind 8 to 10 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 12. North wind 3 to 7 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 31. Wind chill values between 5 and 15. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 25. Light southwest wind.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 42. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 32.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 49.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 33.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 43.
Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Christmas Day: Partly sunny, with a high near 41.