A more active weather pattern in store
The title of this post says it all. Our relatively tranquil weather is about to come to an abrupt end over the next 48 hours. Today – Wednesday - we’ll see sunshine and lighter winds than yesterday’s breezes with a high temperature around 57 degrees (F). Then as the next cold front barrels our way Thursday the skies will cloud over and we’ll see a decent amount of rain as shown in this HPC graphic, which provides hopes for three-quarters of an inch or so of rain for the ‘Burg by Friday morning. (And we do need the rain!!)
Then hold on to your hats…literally. Behind this next front the winds will kick up with gusts likely near 30 mph. That, on top of the much colder Canadian air behind this system, will drive wind chills Friday down into the 30s all day long with the air temperature topping out in the low 40s. It appears that the daily high temperatures will stay down in the low to mid-40s through Christmas Day so it is finally time to dig out those winter coats, hats, and mittens. The active pattern will continue next week but that’s a topic for another post.