Colder air returns, light rain changes to snow overnight

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SPOTTY RAIN SHOWERS TO LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS

A cold front passes Monday evening delivering cooler air and rain showers.  The burst of rain early in the day was fairly light but more showers will develop Monday night.

Colder air filter in as wind shift to the northwest around 12 a.m.  Rain showers may mix with freezing drizzle and snow showers well before sunrise Tuesday.  Some slick spots may emerge early Tuesday.

Showers return Monday evening as colder air moves in

Showers return Monday evening as colder air moves in

The changer to snow is possible by 2 AM.  Forecast radar Tuesday morning.

The changer to snow is possible by 2 AM. Forecast radar Tuesday morning.

NO COLD BLASTS COMING

December is off and running rather quietly.  The early to mid-week chill will ease throughout the week and a strong warm up will begin as we reach the weekend.  The frigid weather pattern that dominated November (6th coldest November on record) has eased for now.

The wavy, progressive flow - from west to east across the nation, places milder air over the central U..S for the weekend and early next week.  The frigid air remains bottled up and not set to make an all out assault on the nation just yet.

Long Range outlooks hint at some jabs of cold out 14 days but nothing sustained.  It is only a matter of time that the pattern turns more active and the cold becomes more sustained.

Chill settle sin Tuesday -  a jab of cold

Chill settles in Tuesday - a jab of cold