Clouds have continued to linger today and that has kept temperatures on the chilly side. A stray snow shower isn’t out of the question for the overnight hours and into very early tomorrow morning. We’ll then see abnormally mild temperatures briefly return tomorrow and a good bit of sunshine by the afternoon.
A very strong cold front will pass through the region on Thursday. Widespread showers during the day will changeover to snow showers at night once colder air arrives behind the front. Significant accumulations weren’t expected yesterday but that has changed. A winter storm watch is currently in effect from Thursday evening through Saturday evening. Wraparound snow from the system will dump as much as 6-18 inches of snow, with the higher end of that range falling in the central and northern mountainous region of the state. This is arriving at a perfect time for the Christmas holiday!
Sunday will see a clearing of the skies and sunshine returns. Temperatures continue to stay on the cool side through Christmas Day.