Cool Weather Ahead, More Clouds Sunday
SATURDAY RAIN-FREE; LIGHT RAIN CHANCES SUNDAY
The Valley and the Plains will see a rare treat so far this month today – sunshine! Temperatures will be just below seasonal averages, though, with lower to mid 50s the rule as cold air advection is still in play behind the system that brought all the rainfall Wednesday and Thursday. Lows tonight will be similar to this morning’s readings, with 30s over the entire area. A very light freeze is not out of the question in the traditionally colder rural areas, but the vast majority of us should stay above 32 degrees tonight.
Clouds rapidly increase Sunday ahead of yet another disturbance riding a very active jet stream over our area. This one doesn’t look as potent, however, and with very little time for any meaningful Gulf moisture to return, we’re only expecting light rain showers at best with this system. The disturbance quickly moves out Monday, leaving a dry forecast to begin the week.
More in the way of small disturbances in the flow will traverse the area later in the week. The good news is that just like tomorrow’s system, the very fast, progressive flow will prevent any rich Gulf moisture to be pulled into our area, preventing any risk of heavy rainfall or severe weather.
Temperatures will be near or slightly below average through the period with highs in the 50s to around 60 and lows in the 30s and 40s. No extreme cold snaps look to be on the horizon for the upcoming week.
-Meteorologist Dana Barker