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Mostly cloudy, foggy and mild today with a few showers possible

DENSE FOG ADVISORY in effect until Noon WEDNESDAY for Lakes & Coastal waters and land areas

More of the same weather is expected today, and that means more fog with muggy weather. A cold front has stalled just north of us, so we are stuck in the warm sector.  Expect today to be mostly cloudy, muggy and mild with dense fog for much of the day over water areas.  Highs will be in the upper 70s.  More fog is expected tonight with mostly cloudy skies and a few showers ahead of a cold front.  Lows will be in the mid 60s.

The next cold front will move through on Thursday Morning.  This will bring us scattered showers and will help to get rid of the fog.  The rain will come to an end around Noon, and then we will become clear and breezy during the afternoon hours.  Highs in the mid 60s will occur in the morning before the cold front arrives.  Then we will see temperatures in the upper 50s to lower 60s in the afternoon.  Thursday Night will be clear and MUCH COLDER with lows in the 30s north and 40s south. 

High pressure will build over us on Friday with plenty of sunshine and much cooler temperatures.  High temps. will only be in the upper 50s with a light breeze.  Friday Night will be mostly clear and chilly with lows in the 40s.  

Looking ahead to New Year's Weekend...get ready for rain.  We will quickly warm back up on Saturday with scattered showers for much of the day.  Highs will be in the 60s.  Saturday Night at Midnight will be cloudy with scattered showers and temperatures in the 60s.  Make sure you plan for rain for your New Year's Eve parties! 

New Year's Day, Sunday, will be cloudy with scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms.  Some of the rain could be heavy at times.  Forecast models show we could pick up 1-2"+ between Saturday and Sunday.  Highs will be in the 70s.  


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