1/14 – The Chief’s “Big Changes For The Weekend” Friday Morning Forecast

One more comparatively nice day before the local area gets back on the weather roller coaster tomorrow. Surface high shifts eastward today, with surface winds gradually gaining an onshore component. Nothing more than upper clouds today, with high temperatures expected within a degree or two of yesterday’s highs.

A Canadian disturbance will drop into the central Great Plains this evening and strengthen. At this time, it looks like the most favored track of the low-pressure will be near or north of Interstate 20. Deep moisture will be rather lacking, with dew points struggling to get much past the low to mid 50s at most locations, with the possible exception of a brief period Saturday along the coast. Could see a few t-storms during the day Saturday, but instability is very limited.

The system moves through the area Saturday afternoon/night with a mid-level dry slot cutting off most precipitation prior to midnight. Cold air may be just deep enough to produce a few flurries around sunrise Sunday over portions of southwest Mississippi and perhaps the extreme northern portions of the bordering southeast Louisiana parishes. No accumulation of snow is expected from the flurries. Clouds should clear off by Sunday evening across most areas. Winds will also be a problem Saturday night where a Wind Advisory may be necessary.

A GALE WATCH is in effect for Saturday night through Sunday evening, along with a SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY.

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