Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy Wet New Year!

By Gene Norman

Headed to one of the many New Year's Eve celebrations? Be sure to pack the rain gear and be careful on the slick roads.  The rain that began this afternoon continues as the clock strikes twelve and the New Year begins.  Wish I had better news, but sometimes "it is what it is".  Here's the forecast depiction for the wee hours of 2013:

So when does the rain stop?  Well, it may not be until late in the day Tuesday.  After that, another cool down brings a return of chilly winter weather for the balance of the week.

TONIGHT: Periods of rain, heavy at times with occasional thunderstorms.  Lows in the upper 50s.  Southerly winds 5-10 mph become northwest at 10-15 by early morning.


TUESDAY: Heavy morning rain tapers off by late afternoon.  Getting progressively cooler with temperatures falling through the 50s with steady north winds 10-15 mph.
WEDNESDAY: Cloudy and cool.  Morning lows in the low to mid 40s.  A steady raw north wind and overcast skies keep temperatures in the below 50° all day.

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