StormTeam 8 Forecast:  High 31° / Low 24°... Cloudy tonight with slight chance of flurries or patchy freezing drizzle. Precipitation chances increase the second half of the weekend. 

Updated Friday, December 19, 2014 at 5:40 PM...

The sun tried to make an appearance today, but wasn't very successful... we can add another gloomy one to the record books. Despite the cloud cover, thanks to a mild start to the day and southerly winds, temperatures warmed into the upper 20s to low 30s- a few degrees above average. 

The clouds will hang on tight tonight, and thanks to a weak wave of energy to our northwest, we could see a few flurries or areas of patchy freezing drizzle. Lows tonight will be in the mid 20s. 

Mostly cloudy skies will remain on Saturday, and temperatures will be a couple degrees warmer than today. Expect highs in the low to mid 30s. 

Looking Ahead... Moisture will increase across the area during the day Saturday ahead of an approaching storm system. Once again, there will be a chance of patchy freezing drizzle developing late Saturday night. 

A slightly better chance of precipitation will move in Sunday. Temperatures will be above freezing in the mid 30s, so expect any precip that falls to be a rain/snow mix. 

As the storm system deepens and a trailing cold front moves through, rain/snow will be likely during the day on Monday. Highs will be in the upper 30s. 

Colder air is expected to build in late Monday night and Tuesday, and this will lead to that precipitation to change over to mainly snow. Stay tuned for updates as this storm system gets closer!

There will be a slight chance of flurries Wednesday, and Christmas Day is looking dry but chilly. Highs late next week will be in the low to mid 20s. 

Have a great night! -Michelle Poedel