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Mild days ahead with possible showers Saturday

The great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn occurs Monday
Posted at 5:19 PM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 18:19:27-05

It won't be as cold tonight with lows staying in the low 40s inland to the mid 50s coast and a light east breeze. The wind will pick up on Friday and clouds will increase with a high temperatures near 70 Friday afternoon. Cloudy skies, patchy fog and the southeast wind will keep our temperatures in the 50s to lower 60s Friday night.

A few showers are possible early Saturday but better rain chances will stay to our north. Any rain we see Saturday morning looks light with under a quarter of an inch. It still looks mild Saturday with a high near 70 but winds will shift to the north Saturday night, cooling us back into the mid 60s for highs Sunday as some high clouds pass through.

The Winter Solstice is Monday, the first day of winter. It will be mild from Monday through Wednesday under mostly sunny skies with days in the low to mid 70s and nights in the 50s. Another cold front will move through late Wednesday, cooling us down a bit for Christmas with daytime highs in the 60s under mostly sunny skies.

Low in the western evening sky you can see Jupiter and Saturn getting closer together. The great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn occurs Monday. These two planets will appear very close in the western sky (.1 degree apart) just after sunset, looking like one large star. Jupiter and Saturn come into conjunction about every 20 years and haven't been this close since 1623 and not this close and observable since 1226! The next time they will appear this close is 2080.