|Sunrise December 23rd, 2015 in Cape Canaveral, Florida|
TODAY: Continued 'sticky' (especially near the beaches) and warmer with lows in the lower 70Fs and highs upper 70Fs to lower 80Fs. Some higher southern stream jet cirrus clouds will be passing overhead today ..and given the low sun angle as we have just come past the shortest-day of the year with the advent of the celestial winter season - every beam of sunshine is necessary for record breaking heating which won't occur today. The better bet in the next several days is record warm minimums as opposed to afternoon highs - though some future days hold promise too for that.
TONIGHT FOR CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES: Mid 70Fs temperature wise and very light wind "Sticky, muggy' but otherwise rain is not foreseen other than a renegade shower though very remote.
CHRISTMAS DAY: More of the same except wind becomes a bit more easterly as opposed to southerly. Immediate coast might be held down to the upper 70Fs to near 80F as a result. The clincher in regard to afternoon high temperatures will be the amount of cirrus clouds (or lack thereof).
BEYOND: No cold fronts are foreseen in the near future. There was a severe weather outbreak yesterday across parts of the mid-west and the Deep South. The next one is currently slated for the December 27th -28th time frame. No periods of 'definitely forecast-able rain' is in the guidance - not to say there won't still be chances of some showers to emerge in days to come - just for now they all look for weak in anything other than random.
It is the overall pattern change foreseen by the GFS model that brings a cold front knocking at Central Florida's Door near Midnight on New Year's Eve
If the GFS is right. a "pattern flip-flop' will be in order for the country at least for a short time..with a big ridge over the West Half of the Country and Trough over the East. This is still a good week away though, and things can change.
Below is an image showing what that pattern
would look like at
around 5000 Ft AGL
MAY ALL HAVE A JOYOUS CHRISTMAS TIME FILLED WITH HOPE
THIS HOLIDAY SEASON