Today: Just a slight increase in the temperatures with a high this afternoon near 58º. Clouds will continue to fill the sky and a northeasterly breeze will be felt up to the 15 mph zone. A slight chance of rain will begin later tonight.
This Weekend: Rain chances will increase sharply on Saturday as an area of low pressure originating in the western Gulf continues to track toward South Mississippi. The ultimate path of this rain maker is expected to be quick and right through the northern/northeastern Gulf of Mexico. No severe weather is expected, but this will be a tropical sourced system so the potential for heavy rain and some flooding should be expected. Saturday night, as we enter the Spring tide cycle, could also contribute to some extra flooding concerns. Temperatures will be rain cooled to the mid 50's for highs and the mercury should not fall too much, lows expected in the mid 40's.
Sunday: The system should exit quickly to the east and a mostly clear day with temperatures picking up where they left off on Friday... near 60º should be experienced. Wind speeds will return to breezy and mariners should exercise caution.
Next Week: A dry cold front will pass through on Monday and temps will slowly drop to the cooler side of 50 degrees with a mix of clouds and sun as we wrap up 2013. The weather pattern seems a bit unsettled once the new year rolls through with a chance of rain showers by the end of next week.