A cold front is currently sitting stationary just to our southeast. Over the course of the day today, an area of low pressure will track to the northeast along this frontal boundary. Radar is showing a huge shield of precipitation, all rain, to our southwest. This precip will move into the region this afternoon and rain will continue through the night.
The front will move further south beginning tomorrow. Things clear out somewhat for Friday and Saturday. Cloud cover will still be prevalent but we will see a good amount of sunshine as well. Temperatures will be much cooler than in recent days.
Another area of low pressure will move along the same frontal boundary on Christmas. The front will be located much further south this time though, so precip will be limited to scattered light showers. Colder air arrives late Sunday, meaning the ski areas should be able to make snow. They need it.