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Forecast Last Updated at Monday, December 5, 2016 at 6:58AM

Rain Returns Tonight Into Tuesday

Skies stay generally cloudy but dry today. Steady rain will be returning to the mountains by evening lasting into Tuesday morning. Tuesday night through Wednesday will be dry with seasonable temperatures. After a passing early shower on Thursday, we’ll have an Arctic invasion commencing Thursday afternoon. Friday will be the coldest day of the season-to-date. Some snow flurries will accompany the push of very cold air.

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Monday

Hi: 55 Lo: 44

Generally cloudy; Rain returns around sunset, with a steady rain overnight; Light NW wind becoming SE 5-10 mph tonight
Tuesday

Hi: 49 Lo: 39

Rainy morning; Some breaks in the clouds during the afternoon; Areas of fog forming Tue. night; SE wind 5-10 mph becoming NW at night
Wednesday

Hi: 56 Lo: 38

Perhaps some early fog followed by a good deal of sunshine; Light NW wind becoming SE
Thursday

Hi: 43 Lo: 20

Perhaps an early shower; Turning abruptly colder & windy with a chance for snow flurries; Falling afternoon temperatures;
Friday

Hi: 32 Lo: 17

Clear; Very cold

Further Out

Saturday - A few PM clouds; Cold, but not as cold by afternoon; High in the upper 30s; Low in the mid 20s
Sunday - Sunshine filtered through high clouds; Thicker clouds arriving Sunday night; High in the mid 40s; Low in the mid 30s

Forecast Discussion

Low-pressure coming out of the Gulf of Mexico will become double-pronged, with one low center tracking west of the Appalachians, while a second center develops near the coast on Tuesday. We expect another round of rain as this system lifts into the region tonight through Tuesday morning, although the split nature of the system may result in the heavier rainfall amounts bypassing the local area. Regardless, it should be another good soaker.

The rain will be over Tuesday night, and we anticipate some clearing. Wednesday looks like the pick of the week, with a good deal of sunshine along with the week’s mildest temperatures.

An Arctic cold front sweeps through on Thursday. It’s rather moisture-starved, so we only expect some light rain Thursday morning. Dramatically colder air will begin to pour into the mountains with falling temperatures Thursday afternoon. Snow flurries will be possible behind the front on Thursday. On Friday, we’ll be deep into the cold air with high temperatures failing to get back to the freezing mark. Friday looks like the coldest day since back mid-February 2016.

Temperatures will moderate some next weekend as the weather stays dry. Still, it will be considerably colder than normal.

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