DISCUSSION: As illustrated by the trends in the cloud patterns evident within the animated infrared satellite imagery, there is an abundance of upper level sub-tropical moisture flowing northward around a low pressure system to the southwest of the greater four corners region of the Desert Southwest. Due to the current positiomning of this upper-level low pressure system, this systemm will bring an increased chance for rain to this part of the nation during Friday evening and into Friday night. Eventually, as this system slowly moves ashore into the southwestern United States, it will ultimately merge with a larger parent low pressure system which is projected to bring wintry mix to parts of the coastal and interior northeastern United States on New Years Day. Stay tuned right here at the Global Weather and Climate Center for updates on this upcoming forecast situation as more details become clearer with time.
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