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Showers Thursday & Colder temperatures on the horizon

Thursday Afternoon Showers

A cold front brings some showers Thursday, but no really cold air. However, a big chill could be on the horizon for later next week.

THURSDAY SHOWERS

An approaching cold front should keep skies cloudy Thursday along with a gradual development of showers. Some sprinkles or light rain early, then an increase in scattered showers as the day goes on. Nothing severe is expected, nor any heavy rain. Rainfall amounts should remain light at under 0.25". Some areas south could receive between 0.25"-0.50". The scattered showers should stick around through the early evening, then taper off overnight. Temperatures should remain mild in the upper 50s to lower 60s during the showers on Thursday.

DRIER FRIDAY AND INTO THE WEEKEND

A mix of sun and clouds Friday as drier air moves in. Temperatures should be seasonable with morning temperatures in the 40s, then topping out in the upper 50s to lower 60s during the afternoon. A fair sky and a bit colder Friday Night with lows from the upper 30s to lower 40s.

We could have some lingering cloud cover Saturday, but mainly dry. Afternoon temperatures again in the upper 50s to lower 60s. More sun for Sunday with afternoon highs in the lower 60s.

A dry and still mild start to next week with some sunshine Monday and highs in the mid 60s. But, that is where our quiet and mild weather pattern could end.

NEXT RAIN CHANCE & COLD SPELL

A stronger cold front arrives from next Tuesday through Wednesday. This could provide more of a soaking rainfall especially Tuesday. Rainfall projections indicate that up to 1.30" could occur through late Tuesday. With the rainfall, temperatures will be gradually cooler both days with possibly only upper 50s Tuesday and down to the lower 50s Wednesday.

Even colder air could arrive by next Thursday and Friday with afternoon highs only in the 40s and morning lows near the freezing mark. Cold, but dry both days

A reinforcing blast of even colder air could arrive into the following weekend. Still dry initially, but the upper level pattern will have to be watched for any Gulf moisture returning late next weekend. Way too early to speculate anything and computer models will show a lot of different scenarios from wet to dry (long range models do that all the time). But, as we get colder, we just have to keep an eye on the overall pattern.

As always, you can depend on the StormTrack 9 Team for updates!

David Glenn

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