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Clear skies and chilly temperatures tonight for viewing the Great Conjunction

Colder temperatures on the way for Christmas

Relatively clear skies for The Great Conjunction
Relatively clear skies for The Great Conjunction

Tonight will be chilly and good for viewing the once in a lifetime Great Conjunction- when the two largest planets in our solar system, Jupiter and Saturn, will nearly overlap from our view and form a brighter sight, also being referred to as the “Christmas Star.” Unfortunately, it won’t be incredibly bright- Mars and Venus are often brighter to us in the night sky than this will be, but enjoy it because the next time these two planets will be this close will be on March 15th of 2080. Temperatures should be around 50° at 9pm with mostly clear skies.

Tuesday we wake up in the chilly low 40s and warm up into the mid 60s under mostly sunny skies.

Wednesday starts out in the chilly low 40s but warms up into the mild low 70s as warm, moist air from south of us moves across our area. We could see dense sea fog forming and creeping on land Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

Christmas Eve carries a good chance for rain, we expect a widespread round of showers and possibly a thunderstorm Thursday, with warm temperatures until a cold front behind the rain moves through. The front should clear our skies out in time to track Santa’s sleigh on our weather satellites Thursday night.

Christmas Day starts out chilly, with temperatures in the low 30s. We never really warm up, only topping out in the upper 40s under sunny skies with breezy cold winds.

Saturday we could wakeup to widespread frost and a freeze, followed by temperature sonly climbing into the low 50s.

Sunday gets a tad more comfortable, with temperatures topping out in the low 60s.

Turning cold for Christmas