Happy Monday!

The historic Christmas cold wave had one last hurrah today as a clipper swept through with some light snow and tumbling temperatures. We managed to warm above freezing this morning before falling through the 20s during the afternoon.

Skies will clear tonight setting us up for a much brighter Tuesday. The day will start very cold with morning lows near 10°. The combination of sunshine and southerly breezes will melt away much of the snow during the afternoon with temperatures climbing well above freezing.

A major warm-up will follow as the pattern flips. The trough in the East will give way to a ridge as a trough moves into the Western U.S. This will lead to windier and warmer weather Wednesday and Thursday. Overnight and daytime temperatures will march up to above-normal levels with highs in the 60s by Thursday.

The western trough will also draw moisture north from the Gulf as it sends a parade of storms through the region. This will result in waves of wet weather every few days starting Thursday night into the first week of January.