Daytime highs will be warmer Friday before rain makes a return this weekend

Posted at 8:07 AM, Dec 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-20 11:07:11-05

Weak offshore winds will keep the area warm and dry through Saturday.

Daytime highs for the inland valleys will be close to the mid-60s, while the coastal valleys and beaches will be right around the mid to upper 60s. Winds will be shift out of the south by Friday afternoon, ranging from 15-25 miles per hour at their peak. Despite the breezy conditions, skies will be partly cloudy through Friday afternoon with increasing clouds by Saturday.

Friday will be fairly mild, but Saturday will actually be some what of a transitional day as a storm approaches the area. By Saturday morning, clouds will increase and winds will start to pick up, ranging from 20-40 miles per hour through Sunday morning. Saturday will be mostly dry ahead of the widespread rainfall that is expected most of Sunday. Rainfall totals will be mild to moderate with Sunday's system, ranging from .25''-.75''. The next opportunity for rain will likely fall on Christmas Day and last through the 26th and potentially bring one to two inches of rain to the area.