Rain, Rain Goes Away
...BUT IT COMES BACK FRIDAY
After a rainy Wednesday, showers will decrease in coverage this evening as low pressure over the northern Gulf of Mexico pulls away from the area. Clouds will decrease tonight as well, giving us low temperatures cooler than last night in the upper 30s to lower 40s.
Sun lovers need to get out and enjoy Thursday as more clouds and rainfall are in the cards for Friday as another fast-moving disturbance scoots south of the area. This one looks to be a little more potent than today’s system, bringing us higher rainfall totals. With the low pressure to our south, no thunderstorm activity is expected. We may see lingering clouds and light rain on Saturday as the low pressure system intensifies and rides the Eastern Seaboard as a significant winter storm well to our north and east over the weekend.
Sunday and Monday will be quiet and seasonable temperature-wise with lows in the 35-45 range and highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s. The groundhogs in our area should see their shadow on Sunday.
Another system approaches the area on Tuesday. This time, however, southerly flow will bring in a warmer, moist air mass, giving us a chance of thunderstorms. Current indications are some strong storms may be possible Tuesday night into Wednesday, but there are a lot of finer details to work out before then. The system pulls out by next Thursday, bringing colder weather in its wake.
-Meteorologist Dana Barker