Yes today is the peak of the warm pattern. Today will be very warm with highs to 60 or higher. Records will be set today in numerous places. If not I will be shocked. Cold front moves through tonight leaving us with a mild day on Friday but turning colder.
Then winter "returns". I put that in quotes because too many of us see snow = winter. Without snow, no winter. This is not true. We average 36" of snow a year (give or take depending on elevation.) for a reason. We also get ice and cold rains in winter too. Saturday will be a cold rainy day. Highs will be in upper 30s to lower 40's.
Sunday looks nice and typically chilly. Monday through Thursday also look about the same. (Wed is interesting as a storm looks to be to our north, and another to our south. Right now I think they stay separate, leaving us in the middle with nothing).
Then eyes turn to Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and the Day after Christmas. There is a signal for some kind of storminess. This would fit. A storm this Saturday and another about 7 days away. We will have to keep an eye on that. Until then travel for school, work, shopping, gatherings, parties, services, etc. will be of no issue.
Thursday (today): Partly sunny. Warm. 61.
Friday: Partly sunny. Clouds thicken late. Rain arrives late overnight. Cooler. 49.
Saturday: Periods or rain and drizzle. Chilly. 40.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. 38.
Monday: Mostly sunny. 40.
Tuesday: Partly to mostly sunny. 42.
Wednesday: Partly to mostly sunny. 38.
Pastor Terry. He received his bachelors degree in Meteorology from the State University of New York at Oneonta, in 1994. The education continued as a hobby by reading the blogs of some of the best forecasters in the business. Although forceasting the weather is an imperfect science, it is a pleasure to follow what the Creator has made.