1/11 – Rob Knight’s “Wet, Cold & Windy” Mid-Morning Forecast

Surface temperatures remain above freezing which has kept snow potentials low. As of now, saturation in the upper levels have favored only rain precipitation for the area so no snow accumulation is expected. Rain will begin to diminish this morning, but expect low clouds and strong cold air advection to keep conditions cold and cloudy for the entire day. Breezy winds out of the north will help maintain wind chill in the 30s with overnight lows at or near freezing. These freezing low temperatures are mainly along and north of I-10.

Clouds should finally clear out bringing in some sunshine on Tuesday; however temperatures will still remain fairly low. Expect another night of freezing temperatures for the same areas late Tuesday going into Wednesday morning with the help of radiational cooling and light winds.

Temperatures should begin to steadily increase back into the 60s by at least Thursday. A cold front is expected to move across the area at some point on Thursday night into Friday morning. Confidence remains low that we will receive light precipitation behind this front if any. Otherwise, dry and cool conditions are expected to prevail through this forecast period.

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