09/23 – Brantly’s “Cool and Dry” Thursday Morning Forecast

 Cooler and drier fall weather has finally arrived along the Gulf Coast! High pressure will build across the Mississippi Valley region and north central Gulf Coast regions through the end of the week. A very dry airmass will remain in place across our forecast area with mostly clear conditions expected through Friday.

High temperatures today will range in the mid to upper 70s across the majority of the region today and perhaps up to around 80 degrees along a few coastal locations. Northerly winds will remain elevated between 10-15 mph with higher gusts at times across the region today. Another very cool night is expected tonight as winds relax across the area with clear skies. Expect low temperatures to tank into the low 50s across inland communities with upper 50s to right around 60 at the beaches by Friday morning. High pressure continues to build into the region Friday and temperatures will trend warmer with highs in the upper 70s to around 80.

Dry northwesterly flow will continue through the period on the backside of a deep upper level trough centered over the eastern US. With dewpoints in the low 50s, low temperatures will range in the low to mid 50s across the area on Friday night. Highs on Saturday will probably warm up quite nicely despite the cool start as drier air will allow for quick daytime heating and lack of cloud cover leading to better insolation. Highs on Saturday will likely climb into the low to mid 80s with maybe a few locations hovering in the upper 70s. By Saturday, lows will slowly begin to increase as the cold air begins to become modified by the warmer Gulf waters and mixing throughout the day. Lows on Saturday night will range from around 60 along the coast to mid 50s inland.

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