We didn't see any sunshine today, we did see a few light flurries falling here in Sioux Falls otherwise, most of us have been underneath these cloudy conditions. We were able hit a high temperature of 27°, the average for this time of year.
Despite no sunshine, we were able to warm up thanks to the placement of a high pressure system. Since the high pressure system is in the Midwest, and they rotate winds clockwise, we're underneath southerly winds. In addition to them, a warm front will develop which will warm us up starting Saturday. We'll be underneath cloudy skies for Friday as well, the model tries to clear the clouds out quicker than what will happen. If you live west of the Missouri River, skies will be partly cloudy.
If you're dreaming of a white Christmas, there is good news. Though temperatures will warm up on Saturday and Sunday, it's because a low pressure system will move through Sunday night so precipitation will start as a mix of rain/snow before switching over to all snow for Monday night. Then, we have another chance for snow on Tuesday and Wednesday. So we'll have a white Christmas however, it doesn't look to snow on Christmas Day.