Jennifer Edwards Baker reports:
It will be nearly 70 degrees today as the first week of December gets underway.
Be sure to get out and enjoy it, because the balmy conditions won’t last long. In fact, we are facing the possibility of a wintry mix of rain and snow by this weekend.
It is already a balmy 58 degrees at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.
Light fog may blanket the region before daybreak with heavier, dense fog advisories in southeastern Indiana.
Expect clouds and showers throughout the day. We should reach 69 degrees by 4 p.m.
The normal high temperature for this time of year is 46 with overnight lows falling to 30, said meteorologist Brian Coniglio
Clouds will increase after dark tonight. The overnight low will remain mild and in the mid-50s.
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More showers are likely Tuesday, and this time thunderstorms could develop. The high temperature will be 63 degrees.
While we are warm as the winter season gets underway, we are still a good 10 degrees lower than record high temperatures today and Tuesday, set at the low-to-mid 70s in the 1980s and 1990s, Coniglio said.
A cold front will move in from the west about 2 p.m. Tuesday, sending the mercury into a free fall. The overnight low will be 36 degrees.
The sun will make a welcome return Wednesday, but it will be cold. The high temperature will only reach 47.
Wednesday night will be quite frigid with a low of 29.
Conditions should improve by Thursday with a high near 52. It will remain dry through Friday night, when rain moves back in and sticks around through early next week.
High temperatures over the weekend will be in the low 50s with overnight lows falling into the 30s.
On Sunday, there’s a 40 percent chance of rain mixing with snow. Little to no accumulation is expected, Coniglio said.