A broad upper trough will persist across the western U.S. for the next several days, with a ridge across the eastern U.S. a frontal boundary will meander about the southeast states over the next few days, keeping rain and clouds close by. Another storm system will sweep across the U.S. New Year’s Day, bring widespread rain back into the forecast area once again. Temperatures are expected to be above normal to end 2018 and
begin 2019 thanks to high pressure aloft in the eastern U.S.

In the forecast, 20 percent chance of rain today and tonight with a high of 52 and low of 44, 70 percent chance of rain Monday with a high of 58, 60 percent chance of rain and windy Monday night with gusts up to 20 mph and a low of 54, 30 percent chance of rain New Year’s Day with a high of 63 and mostly cloudy Tuesday night with a low of 41, 30 percent chance of rain Wednesday afternoon, 50 percent Wednesday night, and 30 percent Thursday and Thursday night with highs in the upper 40’s and lows in the mid 30’s. Sun returns on Friday with a high of 49 and low of 33, sunny Saturday with a high of 54.