Chilly morning temperatures on Saturday will give way to a mild and gorgeous afternoon. This quiet forecast can be attributed to a return of that dominant ridge of high pressure, the same weather system that has kept us so very dry these past few months. Daytime temperatures will moderate slightly on Saturday, with high temperatures warming into the 60s in most areas.
Temperatures will continue to warm under the influence of high pressure from Sunday right on through the middle of next week. Overall, daytime highs will run a good 5 to 10 degrees above average, which will mean a sun-splashed and warm Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. In fact, 70s are expected in most areas for the first part of the week followed by a slight cooling trend late in the week...but still no rain as we look to close out 2013 on a dry note!