If you don’t mind clouds, today was not such a bad one -- particularly if you also like a bit of mild air. Highs near 50 most spots are above average for the time of year, and that at least means we don’t have to bundle up too much to wander around outside. Clouds are still a big part of our lives through tomorrow, and a cold front ushers in a risk of showers by late in the day as well.
Through Tonight: It’s mostly cloudy and mild, thanks in part to those clouds capping the heat release. Temperatures are above freezing for lows all across the area, only ranging from the upper 30s to mid-40s.
Tomorrow (Thursday): On the whole, it’s cloudier than not, but we may see some breaks in the morning and midday before clouds become thicker into the afternoon as a cold front approaches. On a similar note, it’s drier than not, but rain odds go up by late afternoon into evening when there’s about a 50% chance of showers moving across the area. Before that, we’ll reach highs in the mid-50s to near 60 -- kinda toasty for mid-December!
Warm weather persists: Both MDA Earthsat and Commodity Weather Group (headed by Capital Weather Gang’s Matt Rogers) are predicting the East Coast to remain warmer than normal on the whole through at least Christmas Eve. Rogers also sees warmer than normal conditions lasting into the 11-15 day range. Additionally, other forecasters from Planalytics and NOAA indicate that the U.S. may miss the biting cold of the past two seasons entirely this winter, though folks continue to hedge in regards to January for now.