As colder Canadian-source high pressure pushes into our area, cloudiness and a few flurries will gradually recede off to the east during the day Saturday. With the high pressure overhead, skies will clear Saturday night. Sunday as the high moves off to the east, southwest winds will bring a little warmer temperatures into our area- highs topping out around 40 degrees.
The pattern changes quickly Sunday night as low pressure moves north out of the western Gulf of Mexico. Rain will spread over our area Monday as the low pressure swings east up the Ohio River Valley. Much colder air will sweep into Chicago New Years Day -strong northerly winds gusting in excess of 30 mph will carry cloudiness and snow flurries as well as restricting daytime temperatures in the 20s.