Low pressure will track across the eastern Great Lakes, bringing showers through mid-afternoon, with rainfall around one inch in many areas causing some ponding. The temperature will peak in the low 60s, before falling slowly behind a cold front.

Drier air will follow Saturday night and Sunday, with clearing skies and pleasant travel conditions. Highs will be in the 40s Sunday afternoon, still about 5 degrees above average for late December.

Another series of Pacific storms will bring showers beginning early Monday, with rain off and on through early Thursday. Mild temperatures will persist next week, with afternoon readings in the 50s. Cooler and drier weather will return later Thursday, but showers are likely again on New Year’s Eve.

FORECAST

  • Christmas Day: Rain, rumbles, heavy at times, very mild, breezy. High 62
  • Tonight: Cloudy, breezy, sprinkle early. Low 40
  • Sunday: Mix clouds and sun, cooler. High 47
  • Monday: Rainy day. High 52 (37)
  • Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, rain late. High 53 (40)
  • Wednesday: Showers likely, mild. High 56 (46)
  • Thursday: Early rain, clearing. High 46 (39)
  • Friday: Mostly sunny, crisp. High 41 (32)
  • New Year’s Day: Rain possible. High 43 (34)