1/10 – Rob Knight’s “Very Warm & Humid” Friday Morning Forecast
A couple light showers will be possible through this evening, but most areas likely remain dry for the day. High temperatures will warm to near 80 for most, even reaching the low 80s in some areas. There will be a risk of dense fog this evening and through the overnight hours, mainly for areas along the Mississippi Gulf coast and coastal southeast Louisiana. Our main focus shifts to late today and through the day on Saturday as a cold front approaches and slides down through our area.
Per the Storm Prediction Center, we have a marginal risk of severe weather Friday night and into Saturday. The main threats are looking to be damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. Although the setup for severe weather isn’t the greatest, it isn’t anything to look over. The main threat will remain more north of our area, but some convection is still present over our area which keeps the marginal risk in for us. The main line of rain and storms will move into NW areas as early as Friday night and look to exit our area late Saturday afternoon. Isolated rain chances stick around through Saturday evening following the front. We dry out overnight into Sunday as a high pressure system begins to build into the area.
The extended period is going to be full of quiet and rather pleasant weather heading into next week. A strong upper level high-pressure looks to dominate for most of next week. Rain chances for the entire forecast period are very low as a high pressure system at the surface builds over the area keeping moisture low. Temperatures will still be on the cooler side on Sunday following Saturday`s cold front, generally in the low to mid 60s for most areas during the day. High temps will then gradually warm up through the week, reaching back above normal into the mid to upper 70s by Wednesday.