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Unsettled Across the West; Increasingly Rainy with a Few Storms in the South

A frontal system will bring heavy precipitation, including mountain snowfall to much of the Pacific Northwest, northern California, and portions of the Rockies through Tuesday. Elsewhere, wet weather will return to much of the South with locally heavy rainfall; a few strong to severe thunderstorms will also be possible in this region by Tuesday. Read More >

A dense fog advisory is in effect until 11 AM. Slow down and use your low-beam headlights if you encounter reduced visibilities.
Fog and drizzle will be in store today, but the thickest fog will gradually diminish through the morning hours. An approaching storm system will then bring some low chances for showers and perhaps an isolated thunderstorm to the southeastern portions of our area later this afternoon and evening.
Temperatures won't cool all that much tonight as clouds and showers will be present across the region. Lows will generally be in the 50s area-wide. Precipitation chances will gradually increase through the night as a storm system approaches from the west.
A strong storm system will approach the region tonight, spreading additional shower and thunderstorm chances across the region. The highest precipitation chances will occur Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening before much drier air quickly moves in later Tuesday evening and overnight. In addition to some heavy rainfall which may lead to some localized flooding, some storms could be strong to marginally severe south and east of a Goldthwaite to Hillsboro to Paris line. Hail to near the size of quarters and gusty winds would be the main threats, in addition to cloud-to-ground lightning.
Forecast models are showing cold air arriving next week around December 22nd and 23rd (on average). What we do not know for sure yet is exactly when the cold air arrives, how cold temperatures will be, and if there will be any precipitation and what kind. We will be providing updates when/as we acquire better confidence in the late week forecast.
The outlook from Wednesday through Friday calls for a warming trend Wednesday and Thursday followed by a sharp cool down on Friday behind a strong cold front. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will be possible along and behind the front Thursday night through Friday.

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