After a few more showers tonight, a cold front will swing through the area, reinforcing the cooler-than-average temperatures that have punctuated December so far (aside from today’s 70s, anyway). Clouds will scour out quickly in the morning on Saturday, yielding mostly sunny skies with highs in the low 60s as high pressure builds in from the west.
Cloudiness will begin to rebuild into the area on Sunday as a storm system gets together in the Gulf and heads toward Florida. We’ll see temperatures remain a few degrees below normal — generally around 60° — after a chilly start in the upper 30s in the metro area (cooler well inland and in more rural locations). Showers should hold off for much of Sunday, with rain chances beginning to come back into the picture after sunset as the low pressure system approaches Florida, and some overrunning precipitation develops on the northern flank.