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Pleasant December Evening!

Good evening everyone out there! I hope you all have the ability to take advantage of the wonderful weather we’re having today especially this late in the year! At the Muncie airport as of 2pm it was 57°F under mostly sunny skies, nothing more than just a few upper level clouds that won’t even cover up the sun. Some spots could still hit 60°F today in the area in the next couple of hours, some 15-20°F above what we normally see for the 10th of December. This is all thanks to a dry northwesterly flow in the upper atmosphere that is keeping us dry and south winds at the surface driving in warmer air. The surface winds noticeable today blowing from the south at around 10 mph today and gusting to over 20 mph at time today.

How does the evening look like tonight? Well, it is just ideal tonight. The southerly winds will moderate the temperatures tonight unlike the previous nights where the winds were calm and the temperatures dropped below freezing. The forecasted low tonight is 43°F, a nice change in pace in fact our average high for this time of year is about 40°F! How about that, fall doesn’t want to fade away just yet. Clouds will increase as the night goes on from clear to partly cloudy. Still the evening tonight will still be mostly clear. Also good news for the astronomy fans who want to get a closer look at the bright “Christmas star” tonight. As the planets Saturn and Jupiter continue to get closer and closer in the evening sky. A nearly once and millennium occurrence. Tonight looks like a very good night to observe the evening and night sky before clouds and precipitation looks to roll in as we head towards the weekend.

–CWS Forecaster: Ben Waggoner–

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