1/10 – Rob’s “Clearing Skies” Afternoon Forecast

High-pressure and strong cold air advection will result in temps struggling to reach mid/upper 50s this afternoon. This colder trend will continue tonight into Tuesday with temperatures running 5 to 10 degrees below normal. Those forecast temps are pretty much the same the next 2 days. An upper level weak shortwave trough will move through the mid-south US Wednesday, but it will not influence our area much other than shift winds from easterly back to from the northwest. Thursday afternoon through Friday, upper level high-pressure will be in place over the area. Northerly surface winds will help to advect cold and dry air into the area, which will lower rain chances. Saturday, starting early morning, an upper level disturbance will influence the area. Southerly surface winds return, which will allow moisture and warm air to advect in from the Gulf. This will act to increase instability in the environment. Rain chances will return, but limited activity as moisture return won’t be too impressive.

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