Warm Start, Cool Middle, Mild Finish

After 60s for many of us on Monday, we cool off to more typical December weather for the balance of the week.

December has definitely started on a different note than November. Temperatures so far are running several degrees above average and Arctic-type cold is in short supply, confined to Europe and Alaska. It will generally stay there and not impact us over the next week, perhaps longer.

This week's weather features a very mild Monday, a mild end of the week, and a typical December pattern in between. Monday's weather features temperatures in the 60s, a mild breeze and some showers or a period of rain in the afternoon through the evening hours as a cold front moves through. There could even be a rare rumble of December thunder with that cold front as it comes through the region.

After that front, 40s for highs and lows around freezing will be the dominant weather for the middle of the work week. It will not be terribly cold, but compared to 60s, it will feel more "normal" for this time of the year. This pattern holds through Thursday before we see temperatures inch higher for Friday and the weekend.

The next storm system of note looks to impact us on Sunday or Monday of next week with a round of showers. There could be a couple of storms of note between next Sunday and Wednesday, with the second of these a stronger storm and potentially bringing more rain and wind. However, those who want colder weather may have to wait until Christmas time to get their wish.


Tom Thunstrom is the editor and publisher of Phillyweather.net. You can also follow Phillyweather.net on twitter at @phillywx or on Facebook.


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