Mild, Damp, December Start

Tuesday Forecast Map
Tuesday Forecast Map

The high humidity and low clouds will help to keep temperatures up tonight. We’ll stay in the lower 60s- That’s more than a dozen degrees milder than average. Some spots will get thick fog so travel carefully, especially late tonight and early tomorrow.

Tomorrow, the first of December, will be our last mild day for a while. Highs rise into the lower or middle 70s. We’ll keep the clouds as a slow-moving cold front approaches. A light south wind continues ahead of the front. There will be a few showers but in the limited areas that get wet (about a quarter of the area), rain totals will be small, generally less than a tenth of an inch.

Tomorrow night has a tenth to a quarter of an inch of rain before sunrise on Wednesday. With the cold front moving through on Wednesday, about half the area picks up another tenth to a quarter inch of rain. Highs stay in the lower 60s as we pick up a northerly wind.

Seasonably cool and dry air arrives to keep highs close to 60 on Thursday. Nights return into the lower 40s. Right now, Thursday through Sunday look like dry days with highs gradually moderating into the middle 60s over the weekend.

On the calendar, today is the last day of the Atlantic hurricane season. In the entire Atlantic basin, there were 11 named storms. 4 of those became hurricanes. Those numbers are little below average but average just that- an average, not a prediction!