Mild weather continues as we head into the Christmas weekend. A high pressure system remains to our south, giving us a sunny Friday with a high in the upper 40s.
That high will give way to clouds this evening as a storm zooms its way from the Front Range of the Rockies this morning to the Great Lakes tonight. By early tomorrow morning that storm will be dropping some rain on the city and a wintry mix of rain, freezing rain and snow to our north.
This system is moving too fast and too far north to be a major storm but it will make for messy travel Saturday morning if you are headed toward Albany, Hartford, Boston, etc. If you want to avoid that slop, wait until tomorrow afternoon. This storm is moving so fast that the precipitation should end by noon around here and late afternoon near Boston.
Remember last Christmas when we set a record high of 66 degrees? It won't be nearly that warm on Sunday, but we should see a high in the mid 40s under sunny skies as a high pressure system pays a quick visit following tomorrow's storm. The warm weather is expected to continue into next week as Monday and Tuesday should both see highs near 50.