Winter begins chilly and dry Tuesday with highs in the 40s

The Winter Solstice occurs just before 11 a.m. Tuesday but a winter chill will greet you when you step out this morning. Overnight temperatures dropped between 25 and 30 degrees.

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Most of the day is cloudy with afternoon temperatures remaining seasonally chilly in the mid-40s. There is a chance that a few showers may graze some communities south and east of Interstate 95 later this evening but most of the rain remains offshore.

The run-up to Christmas this weekend is quiet and dry. There may be a few showers around on Christmas Eve with temperatures in the low 50s.

Temperatures will warm a bit more by Christmas. The early outlook for Christmas Day looks sunny and mild with temperatures near 60.

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