A strong, sweeping cold front is due to push through the region by early Thursday morning - behind it, cooler temperatures to take hold to round out the work week. Wetter changes likely heading into the end of 2016 and rolling into 2017.
WEDNESDAY: Variably to mostly cloudy skies will take us through the day with the option of a few widely spaced showers to come into the fold through the afternoon. Highs today – still warm, in the 70s. Tonight – a line of showers and storms will form north of the region pushing through by early Thursday morning. One or two of the storms could be on the gusty side as they push into the area. Temperatures will be mainly in the 60s overnight, but expect a drop in the 50s as the front pushes through your area.
THURSDAY-FRIDAY: After several days of warm air – more winter-like temperatures roll into the region behind a strong cold front. Depending on where you live and the location of the front – temperatures will either hold steady or falling through the day. Afternoon temperatures will be mainly in the 50s with brightening skies. We’ll wake up to 30s on Friday morning under mostly clear skies – expect mostly to partly sunny skies to round out the work week with highs in the 50s.
WET END OF 2016, BEGINNING OF 2017: A series of disturbances will roll across the region through the weekend, bringing with it soaking rains at times, especially into New Years Day on Sunday. Clouds and shower chances will increase through Saturday afternoon amid a cool, raw day with highs in the 50s. As a warm front pushes north overnight, we’ll end up starting 2017 in the 60s with continued showers and storm chances.
UNSETTLED INTO NEXT WEEK: The fast, progressive flow will continue to push disturbances our way through Tuesday of next week – keeping the weather warm and unsettled. Expect highs near 70 degrees Monday and Tuesday with the option for showers.
WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist
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