Happy New Year, everyone! The weather today is relatively pleasant with seasonable temperatures but a relatively stiff southerly wind at times. Wind gusts will continue to be around 30mph for most of the day. We have a decently potent shortwave to the north that is pumping up some southerly flow out ahead of it and is also streaming some high clouds into the region, but because of the previously chilly airmass from yesterday, our temperatures are still relatively cool today.
There is not a lot of moisture with this shortwave and it’s also missing us well to the northwest, which means there is not a lot of forcing or lift. However there may be just enough southerly flow to provide a tad bit of moisture later this evening and tonight. This, combined with the distant shortwave may be enough to provide a few scattered snow showers in the interior and some rain showers closer to and on the coast. These are not expected to be heavy at all for the aforementioned reasons and for the most part it should just be dry and mostly cloudy, but the potential for precipitation this evening into the early overnight is enough to be made aware.