1/14 – Rob Knight’s “Warmer” Afternoon Forecast
Moisture will start returning to the area today/tonight ahead of the next cold front. The precip that occurs should move from the SW to NE and affect mostly the coastal waters with a few showers possible over the coastal counties. The cold front will move through overnight bringing all of this well away from the northern gulf. NW winds behind the front will gradually rise through the day Saturday but should limit around 10-15 mph for most areas but a little gusty for the coastal counties. High pressure builds in over the weekend with some light freezing temps during the overnight.
The long term forecast begins with mild conditions expected on Sunday with surface high pressure centered over the Northern Gulf Coast. By Sunday night into early Monday morning, a deep upper level low will transverse through the Plains States and into the Ohio River Valley with its trough axis extending through the Southern CONUS. The associated surface cold front will pass through the area as well with perhaps a brief wind shift to the north and a slight chance of rain for mainly southern and coastal portions of the area.