We’re still monitoring the overall weather situation that is likely to unfold late tonight and early Thursday morning. The likely scenario will involve a gusty line of showers and storms marching in from the west sometime after 3 a.m. The tornado threat is never zero in this type of situation but we’re more concerned about wind gusts over 60 mph since there is a lot of wind energy in the atmosphere right now. Be sure to tune into WCBI Sunrise starting at 4:30 a.m. for the very latest from Meteorologist Will Simmons.
Skies are expected to clear quickly by early Thursday afternoon but strong WNW winds will continue. Gusts over 40 mph may be an issue during the afternoon hours and a WIND ADVISORY has been posted for our entire area. Temperatures should peak in the upper 50 or low 60s during the predawn hours and then fall into the 40s by the evening commute. Wind chills Thursday evening are expected to be in the 30s!
Friday and Saturday will feature lots of sunshine and seasonable temperatures for a change. Conditions will moderate by Christmas Eve and Christmas Day but that may come with the price of more showers and storms. A major system may affect our region during that time but the details are quite vague right now. Check back for more information later this week.