Rio Grande Valley:
Breezy day today as temperatures reached 85 in McAllen. Certainly doesn’t feel like winter, but a cool down is in store for Christmas Eve; beware of fog tonight.
(12/22): A pleasant Wednesday is in store for the Rio Grande Valley. Highs will reach the mid 80s with breezy winds out of the southeast around 15 mph. Tomorrow night, expect foggy conditions with mostly cloudy skies. Be careful when driving after midnight. Lows will be in the lower 60s.
(12/23): A tad cooler for Thursday, with gustier winds. Highs will be in the lower 80s/upper 70s with partly sunny skies. Winds will be on the increase from the southeast at 20-25 mph at times. Thursday night will be another foggy one after 9 pm. Winds will remain out of the southeast at 10-15 mph; lows will cool around 60.
Christmas Eve (12/24): A cold front will be moving through the Valley Friday afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 70s but will drastically change the low for Friday night to mid-to-upper 40s. A 20% chance of rain will be in the forecast for Friday afternoon, as the front moves through. Winds will be gusty starting out of the southeast in the morning and shifting out of the north by afternoon. Gusts could hit as high as 20-25 mph.
Rest of the Nation:
California continues to get hammered with rain and snow coming off the Pacific Ocean. The state will finally get a break from the record rain and snowfall by Thursday morning, but not for long as another system is forecasted to spark more rain by Sunday.