THURSDAY: Mostly dry but odds for rain increase in the late afternoon

Those mostly clear starry skies will continue tonight. With the lack of many clouds, temperatures will drop off to the upper 20s by early Thursday morning. Thursday will bring temperatures to around 50 degrees, but unfortunately, when we get warm temperatures at this time of the year, it’s usually accompanied by rain. Thursday and Friday will be no exception.

It will turn breezy on Thursday and clouds will increase through the afternoon. Rain chances will inch upward into the evening as well. I would expect a few spotty showers anytime after 4:00 PM, then, widespread rain showers everywhere in the Valley overnight.

Rain will continue into Friday morning. We should start to see things taper off to spotty showers in the afternoon. It will remain breezy with southwest winds gusting to 20 mph or so at times. Shower chances will finally diminish Friday night. It will be an unseasonably warm day with afternoon temperatures around 60°.

Expected total rainfall of around one-half to three-quarters of an inch through Friday night.

The warm temperatures won’t stick, though. A cold front will bring a return to seasonal temperature values back to the Valley Friday night. The weekend looks dry but chilly with afternoon temperatures in the upper 30s and nighttime lows in the mid to upper 20s.

Winter looks to finally make an appearance after the New Year celebrations.



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