December is the cloudiest month of the year, on average (30 year average).
Only 35% of the possible hours for sunshine have sun.
November is second with 39%
January-February tie with 44%, followed by March with 48%.
Month with the greatest possible amount of sunshine? August with 70%. July is second with 67%.
Overnight, I received reports of up to 0.3" of snow in Newton, Jasper & Pulaski counties from the scattering of snow from our upper low. All other amounts were a trace. All courtesy of our upper low.
A few spotty lake effect rain/snow showers are in the northeast with lots of clouds area-wide right now.
These should taper after dusk.
Tonight is a bit tricky.
Whoever clears out the most for the longest period of time will see the coldest low temperatures with frost.
The holes in the overcast will move about, so I just went for lows of near 20-28 with warmest temperatures in areas that stay cloudy & potential of some temperatures bottoming out where clearing is maximized.
Winds will turn light to calm.
Wednesday looks like the brightest day of the week. It is also now looking like the windiest. Even Tuesday night looks windy.
Tuesday will be mostly cloudy & breezy (highs 40-45 with southwest winds 15-28 mph) with an isolated shower possible with cold frontal passage.
Wednesday should turn mostly sunny (more clouds far northeast, though) with highs in the 40s, but west-southwest winds may gust +35 mph.
System Friday stays mostly south of our area. We may see an isolated shower or two with the cloudiness around as a weak cold front passes. Our highs will run in the 40s.
Periods of rain are likely Sunday-Monday with potential of isolated thunder Monday (with highs near 50 to the 50s).
Winds look strong with gusts to 40 mph from the southwest, west, then northwest.
0.60-1.20" of rainfall is possible.
Temperatures should fall from near 38 early to 32 by afternoon Tuesday. Some snow showers are possible, along with continued strong winds from the northwest.
One or two mild, windy systems with rainfall will turn the tide toward a much colder pattern for latter December overall.
The latter December to March outlook will be out later this evening!
- December 1, 2 PM Weather Forecast Update
- December 3, 11 PM Weather Forecast Update
- December 5, 5 PM Weather Forecast Update
- December 10, 5 PM Weather Forecast Update
- December 12, 11 PM Weather Forecast Update
- December 16, 4 PM Weather Forecast Update
- December 16, 10 PM Weather Forecast Update
- December 17, 4 PM Weather Forecast Update
- December 19, 11 PM Weather Forecast Update
- December 20, 10 PM Weather Forecast Update