We are closing out 2013 on a dry note. Temperatures tonight are falling into the upper 20s to lower 30s with mostly clear skies. We'll see a few high clouds at between 20-25,000ft. New Year's Day will be dry and cool with highs in the mid to upper 50s. I'm expecting rain to move into our Western counties by 10pm and last throughout much of the overnight.
Weekend Forecast: We should see a mostly sunny sky on Saturday with highs in the lower to mid 50s. I know. I know. I've said the magic "S-word" again. Forecast models are again hinting at a bit of snow late weekend into early next week. I don't think it's going to be a big deal, but there may be enough moisture on the backside of an Arctic front to leave us with at least a rain/snow mix. I'm not expecting any travel issues, but don't be surprised if you see a little bit of snow mainly north of I-20.
Next Week: Expect some dramatically colder air to move into the area by Monday evening and Tuesday. Highs Monday will remain in the 30s with temperatures early Tuesday in the upper teens. Highs Tuesday will only reach 30.
Football Weather: If you're traveling to Pasadena for the BCS Championship game expect plenty of sunshine throughout this week, the weekend, and early next week. The forecast is looking comfortable with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s.
The Sugar Bowl will not be quite as nice. Rain is likely in New Orleans on Thursday.
We'll keep you updated on the forecast as we get closer to the weekend. In the meantime, bundle up.
Fox6 Chief Meteorologist