Week of varied skies ahead for Oxford as year ends

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, December 26, 2023

As 2023 draws to a close, Oxford residents looking ahead can expect a week of varied weather, according to the latest update from the National Weather Service.

Currently, the city is under overcast skies with the mercury at 41°F. The humidity is holding steady at 81%, and winds are coming from the northwest at 8 mph, occasionally gusting up to 15 mph.

The forecast for tonight, Dec. 26, suggests mostly cloudy conditions with temperatures dipping to around 33°F. Light west northwest winds will continue throughout the evening.

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Wednesday, Dec. 27, is expected to start off partly sunny, eventually giving way to full sunshine. The daytime high is anticipated to be near 54°F with calm winds in the afternoon. The evening will see a shift as skies become mostly cloudy and temperatures fall to about 32°F. A light south southeast wind will pick up after midnight.

The sunny trend continues into Thursday, Dec. 28, with mostly sunny skies and a high around 53°F. Winds will shift from south southeast to west in the afternoon. As the sun sets, expect partly cloudy skies with an overnight low near 29°F.

A slight change is in store for Friday, Dec. 29, with a 20% chance of showers after noon. Despite the chance of rain, the day will remain mostly cloudy with a high near 43°F. Nighttime will bring partly cloudy conditions and a low around 30°F.

The weekend forecast looks promising for outdoor activities. Saturday, Dec. 30, will be mostly sunny with a high near 46°F, and the night is expected to be partly cloudy with temperatures dropping to around 28°F. Sunday, Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve, is set to be sunny with a daytime high near 50°F and a mostly clear night with a low around 29°F.

As the New Year rings in on Monday, Jan. 1, the weather will remain mostly sunny with a high near 53°F. However, there is a slight chance of rain in the evening, with a low around 31°F.

Residents and visitors in Oxford should keep an eye on the weather, as conditions can change.