The week ahead: Mostly quiet with a mid-week cooldown

/ December 3, 2023 at 9:30 PM

After a weekend in which clouds were prevalent but rain perhaps not so much, we get into a mostly quiet week ahead despite a few frontal passages that will gradually cool us off as we move through the week.

Monday gets the work week off to a seasonably warm start. Despite some cooler and drier air moving in, overcast is going to keep low temperatures from falling too far, bottoming out in the upper 50s as we wake up. Clouds will break up throughout the day, and highs will head to around 70-71° under partly cloudy skies. A weakening front will get through with a little bit more in the way of cool air, and this will help Tuesday’s temperatures run a little on the cool side of early December norms, with lows in the mid-40s yielding to highs in the mid-60s under partly cloudy skies. Another front looks to get by late Tuesday into Wednesday, reinforcing the cool and dry airmass; we start the day in the low 40s and warm to only the upper 50s to around 60°. High pressure then briefly settles in atop the area Thursday, which will be the coolest day of the set as lows bottom out in the low to mid-30s, perhaps touching freezing in a few spots well inland. Highs on Thursday once again top out in the upper 50s despite a fully sunny sky.

The high doesn’t hang around too long, though; it is forecast to slip offshore later Thursday into Friday. We start Friday in the upper 30s, but we’ll warm up to the mid-60s in the afternoon under partly cloudy skies as winds start to go back to the southwest. Saturday will be even a little warmer, with thermometers perhaps touching 70° in the afternoon. Our next rain chance will arrive in the form of scattered showers on Sunday ahead of another cold front. As always, stay tuned to forecast updates for the upcoming weekend as these things can find themselves in need of tweaking, much as we saw this past week.

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