1/29 – Rob Knight’s “Sunny & Cool” Friday Morning Forecast

Surface high pressure with colder and drier air will continue to build into the central Gulf coast region today. Today will bring mostly sunny and dry as a mid/upper ridge will move east across the central states towards the Mississippi valley. This will allow temperatures to rebound closer to normal with highs mostly around 60. Lows will not be as cold tonight with lows in the 40s.

A potent upper level disturbance will move out of the Rockies into the central to southern Plains region Saturday. The strong surface low associated with this system will cause southerly winds to increase in our region, and there may be enough moisture return for a few showers to develop late Saturday evening. Temperatures will continue the warming trend with highs mostly in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Rain chances will then go up to 60 to 90 percent inland and 30 to 60 percent near the coast Saturday night. The cold front will push through the forecast area on Sunday, so at this point it looks like the main chance of rain will be early in the morning in coastal areas with clearing skies in the late morning and early afternoon. Much cooler air will move back into the region late Sunday and especially Sunday night.

Dry and cooler conditions are expected for the start of next week with northwest flow aloft and surface high pressure building in. The next cold front will move towards our region Thursday or Thursday night.

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