6:56AM December 30, 2019

CLOUDS MOVING OUT; COOLER TODAY & COLD NIGHT AHEAD… Clouds are on the way out after the passage of a cold front late last night. Temperatures are cooler this morning. Most spots are starting in the low-50s. We rebound to 60-62° this afternoon around 2PM. Two cold nights are ahead before winds shift out of the south on Wednesday evening. While New Year’s Eve festivities and the daytime hours of New Year’s Day on Wednesday will be dry, we’re looking ahead to our next rain event on Thursday into Friday. Let’s look at your details.

NICE FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE TUESDAY… Mostly sunny skies are expected for New Year’s Eve on Tuesday. High temperatures will be around the 60 degree mark. No rain is expected on Tuesday into Tuesday night.

COLD & DRY FOR MIDNIGHT ON NEW YEAR’S EVE… We’re kicking off the year 2020 with very seasonal temperatures. I expect most spots across the region to be in the 40s at the stroke of midnight on Tuesday night. No rain issues are expected, thus we have a nice, cool scene on tap for the fireworks across the region for New Year’s!

NICE NEW YEAR’S DAY WEDNESDAY… Mostly sunny skies will greet us for the first morning of 2020. Cloud coverage will increase throughout the day on Wednesday and there could be a few showers perhaps as early as 8PM Wednesday night. Vast majority of the rain will hold off until Thursday and Friday, however.

RAIN RETURNS THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY… This will probably be a good, soaking rain across our area setting up for Thursday and Friday as an area of low pressure moves by. Early indications point to 2 to 4 inches of rain in total across the region. This means we will start the year 2020 with a likely rain surplus! That’s good news as 2019 is running a notable 5-10” rainfall total deficit compared to our climatological norms. The severe weather parameters for the rain event Thursday into Friday, for now, seem low. I’ll keep watching trends and bring you the latest over the next few days.

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See all the details in your Monday #rzw forecast video. Have a great day!

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