Boomy start, chilly afternoon
You may have reluctantly awakened before your alarm this morning from a few flashes of lightning and thunderstorms, but these weren't anything special. No severe weather was or is expected today, although there are a few power outages this morning. These storms will fade within the next several hours, and the rest of the day will be drier. An stray shower is possible this afternoon, but most of us will remain dry. We'll keep mostly cloudy skies with some sunshine peeking through as well. Temperatures will likely stay in the upper 50's, with a few places squeaking into the 60's.
Overnight, we stay mostly cloudy, with no rain expected beyond a stray sprinkle. Lows will briefly drop into the upper 40's.
New Year's Eve calls for mostly dry conditions with a few isolated showers. Only about 20% of the area should see anything. Temperatures about the same, except cooler tomorrow night.
New Year's Day is looking a bit wetter. We're expecting some scattered showers, but nothing too intense. About 40% of the area will see rain.
The first weekend of 2016 looks fantastic, but chilly. We start of a bit cloudy, but we'll see partly to mostly sunny skies. Highs will struggle to reach the 50's, and lows will flirt with the 30's. Next week looks great also.
Drive carefully this morning! You're afternoon commute shouldn't be so wet.
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