1/22 – Rob Knight’s “WET” Friday Morning Forecast

A frontal boundary is currently draped from Meridian to Bogalusa, with weak high-pressure along the northern Gulf. Locally, a nearly solid shield of rain lags with the frontal boundary.

As minor disturbances rides west-east along this boundary, rainfall will continue this morning as the front is expected to eventually push offshore this afternoon before becoming stationary over our outer coastal waters. Rain shield will shift southward as well. Expect just about everyone to see rain today. Rain threat will begin to diminish late afternoon with only an isolated shower possible tonight. Saturday and Saturday night, weak lift could provide the push for some weak rain showers.

On Sunday, boundary layer flow turns onshore as the next disturbance begins to pull out of the Rockies. This will eventually lift the frontal boundary to the north. I wouldn’t be surprised to see some isolated showers again. If we are going to see any sunshine this weekend, it’ll be Sunday.Disturbances exiting the Rockies Sunday into Monday will weaken as it moves northeast toward the Great Lakes, climbing over the Gulf of Mexico ridge. Best instability and dynamics should be well to our north, but still enough for some scattered showers, and perhaps a couple storms across the area Monday afternoon and evening. Monday has the potential to be the warmest day of the week…and the month.

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