NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Mostly cloudy and cold.
5am: 31° 6am: 30° 7am: 30° 8am: 32° 9am: 34° 10am: 36° 11am: 38°
Today looks quiet with some filtered sunshine at times before more clouds move back in tonight from a system tracking through the Deep South. It now appears the deepest moisture will remain to our south with only some patchy light rain or a few wet snow flakes possible for us early Saturday morning. This may cause some icy spots early Saturday until temperatures rise above freezing. Otherwise, the rest of the weekend looks good with more sunshine and a slight warmup for Sunday.
By the way, the Winter Solstice begins at 5:03pm CT this Sunday. It marks the shortest day and longest night of the year.
Next week starts quiet before another system arrives Monday night into Tuesday. Rain is likely with this system before a possible changeover to snow showers on Christmas Eve (Wednesday). This system could also bring strong, gusty winds to the region leading up to Christmas Day which, for now, looks mainly sunny with highs in the mid 40s.
Mainly Cloudy and Chilly…High 43, winds NE-5
Slight Chance of Sprinkles or Flurries…Low 32, winds Calm
Main Impact: Icy spots possible
Becoming Partly Sunny…High 44, Low 28, winds NE-6
Mostly Sunny, Warmer…High 48, Low 35, winds SE-6