Rain chances likely as we head into the weekend

A very active upper air flow across the United States will mean off and on clouds the next few days, along with a few more opportunities for rain between now and next weekend.  For now, though, Christmas day looks dry.

Tonight, we’ll call for areas of clouds.  Some fog may develop in a few spots after midnight.  Low temperatures will drop back into the upper 30s to near 40.  Clouds will thicken throughout the area Sunday in response to a system down in the Gulf of Mexico moving northeast.  Daytime highs will top out in he mid 50s with a small risk of a shower east of I-65 by Sunday evening through early Monday morning.

A strong system moves in our direction on Tuesday.  As daytime highs warm into the low to mid 60s, we could see enough instability for some strong thunderstorms late in the day and Tuesday night as the front moves through.  We’ll continue to track this system carefully.  The front will usher in colder air for Christmas Eve.  A few lingering showers are possible, along with windy conditions.  Afternoon highs will stay in the 40s.  A few spots north of Highway 278 could see a few snow flurries, but this will NOT be a big deal.

Christmas day is looking sunny and cool with afternoon high temperatures in the lower 50s.

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