Fall is ending on a warm and rainy note. As expected a warm front has moved across the city this morning, bringing widespread clouds, fog, and light rain. The temperature is going to hover in the mid and upper 50s all day. Expect delays if you're flying somewhere today. There's plenty of fog all along the East Coast, the Great Plains and Rockies are getting socked with snow, and Los Angeles will be in for a round of Santa Ana winds. For your Saturnalian pleasure there's a slight chance of thunder and a good chance for gusty winds as a cold front arrives around the time of tonight's winter solstice.

To recover we should see plenty of sun on the shortest day of the year tomorrow. The first day of winter will see a high around 55 degrees. Fair weather won't last too long as yet another storm forms in the Southeast and moves up the coast. The city will most likely see rain Thursday night and Friday morning. Points further north may see snow, but it doesn't look like a significant amount.

There's quite a discrepancy in the weekend forecasts. A mix of sun and clouds with a high in the mid 40s is expected on Saturday. For Sunday, AccuWeather really, no, really wants everyone to get excited about a White Christmas. Their forecast seems to be based on hoping that a "just so" nor'easter develops. While wishin' and hopin' makes for a great Dusty Springfield song it's not a very accurate forecast method. For now, we'll put our trust in the Weather Service, which expects partly cloudy skies on Christmas Day with a high in the mid 40s.