Thursday morning will be cloudy but the afternoon looks mostly clear

Posted at 4:23 AM, Dec 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 10:03:22-05

Dry and slightly warmer conditions are back in the forecast Thursday as a weak offshore flow re-develops over the region.

The morning commute will be mostly cloudy with areas of fog, and temperatures will mostly be in the 40s through the 9 o'clock hour. The cold morning temperatures are a result of cool and dry air mass that will be replaced by weak offshore winds from 10-20 miles per hour and slightly warmer afternoon temperatures. Maximum daytime highs for the coastal valleys and beaches will stay close to the mid-60s Thursday, while the inland valley communities will be right around the upper 50s to the low 60s.

Friday will be a sunny day, but Saturday will be the transitional day as the area prepares for another rain system. Saturday will be mostly cloudy with strong afternoon winds and cooler temperatures. It's possible rain showers could start close to midnight with increased chances throughout most of Sunday. Will we see rain on Christmas? The answer is, possibly. There will be continued rainfall chances Sunday through Wednesday.