Hello, December! We started out this morning in the mid to upper 20s with clear skies across the Tri-State, making it the coldest morning in nearly nine months. However, that wasn't the most brutal part about this morning's conditions; winds at 5 or 10 mph kept wind chill values in the upper teens this morning! As winds continue decreasing through the day, that will help lead us to a slightly warmer afternoon. Highs are expected to reach the upper 30s and low 40s across the regions under crystal clear skies.
We'll keep the drying and cooling trend as we head into Wednesday. Morning lows will be bitterly cold, possibly dipping to 24° overnight under mostly clear conditions. Calm winds will begin to shift out of the south bringing us some more seasonable weather tomorrow afternoon. Highs could be nearing the upper 40s and low 50s Wednesday.
Unfortunately, we can't keep the dry and sunny skies for the entire week. Models continue to develop a system in the Central Plains that could potentially bring us rain, with a mixture of possible snow flurries as we head into Thursday. Right now, it's looking like the system will lose momentum as it gets closer to the Ohio Valley, but there is still a possibility for a wintery mix late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning. As temperatures stay above freezing for much of Thursday, it's going to be difficult for any snow accumulation.