The National Weather Service received several reports of tornadoes on Christmas. They will be surveying the damaged areas on Wednesday...and will let us know the rating of the tornadoes that hit our area.
Thankfully, Wednesday will be a much calmer day as the cold front & storms will be well east of our area. So, behind the system, much cooler air will filter in. Highs for Wednesday will only stay in the 50s...a big difference from the 70s we experienced on Christmas. However, it will be windy for Hump day...so, that will add an extra bite to the air. Northwest winds will blow 15-25mph, and then eventually begin to relax by Wednesday evening.
Also, expect partly-mainly cloudy skies for the 1st half of your Wednesday, but skies will gradually clear throughout the afternoon. Under the clearing skies, temps will be allowed to drop pretty low Wednesday night into Thursday morning as temps dip to near the freezing mark...burr!
Temps gradually warm up into the 60s by the start of the weekend, but rain will also greet us Friday night into Saturday morning.
As far as New year's Eve: Highs in the upper 50s with dry conditions.
Meteorologist Deitra Tate