Today we’ll enjoy the arrival of an Arctic airmass behind yesterday’s cold front. This means we can expect both very cold temperatures and gusty winds across the area. Winds will generally be gusting between 25 and 35 mph though some higher numbers are likely along the typically-windy ridges. Temperatures won’t change much through the day as the warming influence of the weak late-December sun is offset almost entirely by the cooling influence of the NW winds. Expect temps to hover around or a little above zero in the mountains, and around 15 along the coast.
Cloud cover will follow the typical NW flow pattern, with overcast skies in the mountains and mostly sunny skies along the coastal plain.