01/20 – Brantly’s “Warm, Slightly More Humid” Wednesday Forecast
Another mild day is expected across the Gulf Coast today. Starting out about 10 to 15 degrees warmer this morning, with afternoon high temperatures just a few degrees cooler than what we saw yesterday… topping out in the mid 60s. We start out with mostly sunny skies, but cloud cover will gradually build throughout the day and overnight as our next cold front starts to approach from the west.
That cold front is expected to stall out before it reaches the Gulf Coast. As the front stalls, small disturbances will move through keeping waves of showers and a few thunderstorms developing and moving east. This first area of showers is now streaming out of Texas and should develop along the boundary as it slowly settles south today. The rain should make it to our area by Thursday but it may be late Thursday afternoon. The stalled front will get some extra forcing to reactivate and begin moving again by early Friday.
The cold front that is expected to move through most of the forecast area Friday night will likely stall over the southern coastal waters on Saturday. A few showers could develop but rain chances are slim. This will likely make Saturday the coolest day of the next week.
Slightly higher chances of rain will start to return to the more inland areas Sunday, and then models are currently showing even higher rain chances Monday afternoon. That system moves east Monday night into Tuesday with drier conditions returning. Warmer, above-normal temperatures are expected Sunday through Tuesday.