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Cold Tonight With a Big Warm-Up on the Way

***The “cold moon” is tonight at 11:12 p.m. Central Time. It was coined the “Cold Moon” by the Native Americans a long time ago when they would use the full moon to track the calendar. This would recognize the long, cold nights of December. Take note that the moon will look bigger than usual tonight due to an optical illusion in the sky. Tonight’s full moon is the last full moon of the decade.****

Tonight: Clear and very cold. Lo: 39.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy with only a brief, passing shower late in the day. Mild. Hi: 62.​
Friday: Mostly cloudy and mild. A passing shower. Hi: 69.​
High pressure is in control of our weather picture through tonight. However, a warm front with an area of low pressure will move northeast through the Gulf of Mexico tomorrow and provide us with a few glancing showers on Thursday and Friday. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy both days to end the workweek. You can expect mild temps during the afternoon despite a lot of cloud cover. It will be even warmer than normal this weekend with highs around 70 each day. Only a passing shower is expected on Sunday, but the weekend will remain mostly dry. The next cold front arrives on Monday with plenty of clouds and showers, possibly a thunderstorm, non-severe. It will be quite warm pre frontal passage with mid 70s for highs and slightly more humid air. Once the front moves through into Tuesday we will see a big drop in temps down to the 50s for highs once again. It will be even colder at night as 40s and 30s will be the rule for lows next week. Temps during the afternoons will struggle to reach 60 and likely won’t until late-week. ​

Jason Nappi
Chief Meteorologist