1/25 – Rob Knight’s Midday “Clearing Skies Tonight” Forecast

An area of low-pressure to the south along with a cold front north will continue to bring rain to the area. May not see a lot of movement of temperatures during the morning hours, but as conditions dry out, could see some afternoon warming. As the area of low-pressure south exits to the east, that will allow the arctic boundary to the north to shift southward into the area overnight. The drier air will gradually push the cloud cover out of the area late tonight or Wednesday morning, with sunshine expected for a good bit of the day Wednesday. Clear and chilly weather expected for Wednesday night, but this cold air mass won’t be as cold as the one this past weekend was.

Zonal flow will dominate upper level pattern Thursday. Easterly surface winds will briefly act to enhance some warmer and moist air back into the environment slightly. Overall, Thursday will be dry but will help reintroduce some instability and lifting back into the atmosphere. Friday, an upper level disturbance will move through the area, which will enhance rain chances for the area slightly. Northerly surface winds will act to enhance cold and dry air advection into the area. As a result, isolated to scattered showers are possible Friday, but nothing severe is expected currently. It is possible that there will not be much rain at all in the end if there is not much instability or lifting. High pressure will shape the forecast through the weekend.

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