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April weather in December

and last updated 2019-12-26 18:36:31-05

We smashed the old record high temperature for today with a high of 58° and oddly broke the record at 6am this morning when temperatures climbed above the 2008 record of 51 degrees. It feels more like April than December but a cold front swings through to bring us more clouds tonight and temperatures flirting with the freezing mark. Friday will be partly sunny and cooler with a high of 40 degrees, almost a twenty degree drop from today but without the wind it will still feel like a pleasant day for December and dry conditions for travelers.

A big storm system comes barreling through the Midwest over the weekend and this will bring the chance for a brief wintry mix on Saturday morning, changing over to rain quickly but be wary of slick spots in the morning if you are out and about. Rain ramps up on Saturday night and continues off and on throughout the day Sunday as the wind begins to increase. Both days will be close to 50 degrees but it won't feel that warm due to the clouds and rain, which will accumulate to a half an inch to an inch by Sunday night when the colder air pushes in on the backside of this system. That will change any lingering rain shower to a snow shower with flurries and light snow possible on Monday, not amounting to much. Colder air will rush in on a strong wind for Monday to knock temperatures into the 30s for the rest of the year and into 2020.

TONIGHT: Partly to mostly cloudy, mild.
Low: 31.
Wind: W 5-10 mph.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy, cooler but still above average.
High: 40.
Wind: W 5-10 mph.

SATURDAY: Brief morning wintry mix changing to rain.
High: 48.
Wind: SE 5-10 mph.

SUNDAY: Cloudy and breezy with rain changing to snow late.
High: 52.

MONDAY: Light snow showers possible, windy and colder.
High: 35.

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