We continue with this milder regime. Temperatures range from 44-51 over the viewing area as of 3 p.m., including 48 at the Purdue Airport. Winds are westerly with milder Pacific flow dominating the country.
With just some patchy high & mid clouds with all the sun, dry cold front will pass tonight with lows in the 20s by early Monday morning.
It will be bright, but cooler tomorrow with highs 37-42. Some stratocumulus & cumulus clouds will pivot through our northeastern areas, but farther west & southwest, skies will be mostly sunny. 20s should follow tomorrow night.
Clouds will increase Tuesday-Wednesday as temperatures warm to the 40s.
Rain will arrive Thursday & last into Friday. Winds will strengthen rapidly with storm system Friday, gusting from the northwest up to 40 mph later in the day. The rain may end as some snow, but it looks very minor.
Highs will run in the 40s to 50, then fall into the 30s.
Couple of clippers should race through just before & on Christmas (Christmas one could merge with southern system to create more in the way of snow, but it is unclear whether this will happen), ushering in much colder air & the potential of snow showers. The one on Christmas Day looks to have the best potential of snow.
It is pretty active after Christmas to New Years. With cold air around, we increase the odd of some icy mix to snow.