1/26 – Rob Knight’s “Wet & Humid” Afternoon Forecast
The local area is currently stuck in a transition zone with high pressure centered southeast of the area and a cold front to the northwest. This front has been and will continue to be the focus for showers and isolated thunderstorms. While there may be some dissipation of coverage mid more, an afternoon rejuvenation will be possible with the potential for a few more thunderstorms. In addition, high dew-points in place combined with cooler surface waters will continue to promote sea fog development in nearshore coastal waters and tidal lakes.
A stronger cold front will swing through the area Wednesday morning. This will finally clear out the stagnant pattern in place and bring back winter season temps for the remainder of the week. Surface high will drift off to the east of the region on Friday as upper level high pressure builds in overhead. This will allow for a warming trend with mostly clear to partly cloudy conditions as well as temperatures climbing into the lower 60s on Friday afternoon and approaching the 70 degree mark by Saturday. Dry conditions will remain through the early part of Saturday until another disturbance moves eastward through the Plains on Saturday afternoon. This will bring the next chance of showers to the region. At this time severe weather not a threat and even thunderstorm activity looks very limited as the track remains well too far to our north as far as dynamics are concerned. Front will push through Sunday evening as system lifts out by Monday bringing with it slightly cooler and drier conditions to start the work week on Monday.