It will be staying chilly for a while. Skies will clear overnight as a storm system that brought rain to the area Wednesday night moves away. Temperatures will fall into the 20s and 30s, with the coldest areas well inland. Friday will see a brief period of sunshine for the morning and early afternoon, but clouds will quickly move back in later in the day. Highs will reach the mid 50s.
The next storm system arrives this weekend, mainly late Saturday through early Sunday. This will bring clouds back to the region, and a chance for showers. The rain will be light, similar to what we saw Wednesday night. The storm won't stick around long, and will quickly move out of the area by Sunday morning. Temperatures be mainly in the 50s for highs Saturday and some lower 60s on Sunday.
Warmer weather returns next week ahead of the next storm, which promises to be a stronger one. This one will arrive Tuesday into Wednesday bringing a chance of showers and storms. A warm front will lift across the area Tuesday bringing a steady rain with a few storms through Tuesday night. Once the warm sector moves onshore Wednesday, temperatures will approach 70 with showers and storms breaking out ahead of a cold front that arrives Wednesday afternoon. Computer model forecasts suggest the potential for a few stronger storms, but at this time it is too early to pinpoint the extent of the threat. Stay tuned.
Dry weather will return Thursday, with another round of showers and storms possible by Friday into next weekend ahead of another cold front that could bring another blast of cold air for the middle of January.
Chief Meteorologist Derek Beasley