The strong El Niño conditions combined with low heights near the Gulf of Alaska continue to overwhelm the pattern like it has for much of the summer and fall, well above normal temperatures will continue through this week and next week as well as the jet stream continues a zonal to southwest flow of mild Pacific air
The remainder of this week will be dry with the exception of possible drizzle or light showers east Thursday into Friday, temperatures will be in the 50s for highs through Friday and lows in the 30s to low 40s, 60s can be expected Saturday through Monday with lows in the 40s
Things turn more unsettled by Sunday night and Monday as 2 possible storm systems impact next week but temperatures will continue to be very mild and some 10-20 degrees above normal as these systems track towards the Great Lakes and pump up Southeast ridging.
One storm will impact Sunday night and Monday with showers and drizzle turning into a wind blow heavy rain Monday with 0.5-1.5 inches possible and highs mid 50s to low 60s ,a little bit cooler air will infiltrate Tuesday behind that storm with highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s and lows in the mid 30s to low 40s
A southwest flow quickly returns Wednesday as another system develops over the southern Plains and sends a warm front northward highs will return to the mid 50s to low 60s through Friday, rain chances will return by Thursday and Friday as another organized storm tracks towards the Great Lakes, this cold front COULD potentially introduce more seasonable chilly air by December 18-19th depending on just how Far East a trough establish itself in the center of the country can progress east before being influenced by Southeast ridging, but a warm December was expected and looks to be a solid bet