Weather Outlook – the Week Ahead: Warm(er)

Weather Outlook - December 18, 2016
Published Sunday, December 18, 2016

By Chris Sorensen

After a weekend of snow and below-freezing temperatures, including a reading of -23 at Lamar Sunday morning, a slight warmup will take hold for much of the work week.

Sunday's high will remain below the freezing mark as the temperature struggles to reach 20, then falls to the negative single digits overnight.

Look for mid-30s Monday under sunny skies, and mid-teens overnight.

The warming continues for Tuesday through Thursday, with daily temperatures in the mid-40s, potentially approaching 50 Tuesday. Overnight lows will be in the teens.

Wind is expected to make a return Wednesday as an upper level trough moves across the region pushing a cold front through the southeast plains. Watch for gusts to 30 miles-per-hour, and sustained winds from the north in the 15 to 20 mph range.

Cooling returns Friday for the start of the holiday weekend as the high is expected to reach the low 40s, and dropping further for Saturday with a high near freezing. Snow may even return for Christmas and the start of Chanukah.

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