MERRY CHRISTMAS

Low pressure will track across the eastern Great Lakes, bringing showers through mid-afternoon, with totals around a half-inch. The temperature will be around 60 at midday, before falling slowly behind a cold front later in the day.

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

  • Tonight: Cloudy, breezy, sprinkles, fog. Low 40
  • Sunday: Mix clouds and sun, cooler. High 47 (40)
  • Monday: Rainy day. High 54 (38)
  • Tuesday: Rain returns. High 55 (39)
  • Wednesday: Showers early, mostly cloudy. High 56 (42)
  • Thursday: Rain a.m., cooler. High 46 (48)
  • Friday: Mostly sunny, seasonal. High 41 (29)
  • Saturday: Rain likely. High 44 (34)