TONIGHT: It will be noticeably warmer tonight, as increasing clouds will keep temperatures in the upper 30s and lower 40s. It’ll feel colder though, as winds out of the south up to 11 mph will keep wind chill values near the freezing mark.
WEDNESDAY: A jacket will be needed for the first part of the morning, but temperatures will quickly rise into the afternoon hours. Despite the cloudy conditions, highs will top out in the mid 50s with breezy winds out of the southwest up to 15 mph. A few spot showers are possible into the afternoon hours, but a better chance arrives as we head into Wednesday night as a weak cold front tracks through.
EXTENDED: The light rain will continue into Thursday and will gradually taper off into the afternoon hours. Rainfall amounts won’t be impressive with many locations recording under .25″ of rain. However, isolated areas could squeeze out .50″ of rain near I-44. As the system exits late Thursday, cooler air will filter in to close out the work week. We only top out in the middle 40s Thursday with cloud cover lingering and low 40s by Friday. Christmas weekend looks dry with lows in the upper 20s and highs climbing into the low to mid 40s. Stick with ABC 17 News on air and online for the latest changes to tracks and forecasts.