Drier but Colder Weather to Finish 2012

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The last five days of 2012 will be much less exciting than the rest of December. We’re already going to finish out the year and month above average for rainfall, so the lack of rain this week will not be a concern.

We do have one storm developing in the Gulf of Alaska, but the jet stream is headed south, and it’s taking the brunt of the storm with it. We’ll see a chance for light showers Thursday night and again Friday night, but other than that dry days are in our future.

A ridge of high pressure will move in just in time for the weekend. This will leave us dry Saturday through Monday. We’ll likely see fog most mornings but sunny by the afternoon.

We’ll have to trade the rain for chilly air though. Highs will struggle to make it to the low 40s Friday through Tuesday while lows will fall to the low 30s Thursday through Tuesday.

The first storm to bring back the rain will hold off until 2013. Rain showers are on the way for Tuesday night.

Have a great Thursday and stay warm!
-Meteorologist Melissa Frey

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