UPDATE Thursday Dec 8 –
Tuesday December 6 – Much colder temperatures with the possibility of snow will be the weather story for the end of the week and into the weekend.
The main story is going to be the cold. Consecutive days with bitterly cold temperatures will mark a sharp contrast from the last few weeks. Wednesday is forecast to reach highs only in the 40s, with wind gusts up to 35mph possible. Thursday brings a chance of snow, with continued high winds, and temperatures falling into the 30s. Wind chill factors will play a role in the colder weather, with values at or near zero for Thursday night and Saturday morning, in the single digits for Friday and Friday night.
Snow showers will be possible for Wednesday night, Thursday and Sunday night. In a Tuesday weather discussion, the National Weather Service says the highest elevations on Wednesday night could see snow but no accumulation is expected. With falling temperatures on Thursday the chance to see snow will increase for much of the High Country. Again, accumulations are not expected at this time.
By contrast December 2015, the warmest December on record, recorded high temperatures in the 50’s & 60’s for this same week last year.