The extraordinarily warm month of a December will take a colder turn in the upcoming week. A storm system on Tuesday will bring mainly sleet at the onset, followed by cold rain for most of the storm. The weather looks relatively quiet to ring in the New Year.
It will feel a lot more like December on Monday. Look for a 10-25 mph northerly wind and temperatures hovering in the mid to upper 30s. It will be partly to mostly sunny skies. Clouds will increase Monday night. Snow and sleet will develop late Monday night, most likely between 3-5 am. Lows will be in the mid to upper 20s.
Sleet will change to rain by midday. Around an inch of snow/ice is possible before the change to rain. The temperature will rise into the mid 30s by midday, and may reach the upper 30s to low 40s late in the day. Rain will end by midnight. The temperature will stay above freezing overnight.
It will be partly to mostly cloudy with highs in the mid 40s. Rain returns Wednesday night with temps in the low 40s. Rain is likely until around dawn on Thursday.
The last day of 2015 will be partly cloudy with highs near 50. A colder breeze will develop in the afternoon and evening. The temperature will fall to near freezing by midnight. No precipitation is expected.
New Year’s Day looks partly sunny and seasonably cool. Highs will be in the mid 30s to near 40 with a northwest breeze.