1/29 – Rob Knight’s “WINTRY MIX POSSIBILITY” Morning Forecast
Cold front is overhead moving to the east with main surge of cold air just now reaching the north edge of our area. Radar showing some indications of bright banding (SNOW) on radar between McComb and Baton Rouge, but the atmosphere is still too warm to support snow in our viewing area.
Current forecast for today appears on track. Will leave Winter Weather Advisory in place for north of the Southern 6 counties. The viewing area could still see a WINTRY MIX or light DUSTING OF SNOW through mid-morning. The clearing line isn’t all that far behind the precipitation and would anticipate that much of the area will have sunny skies for the afternoon hours. Expect to see some temperature recovery from mid-morning lows for much of the area into the mid-40s, but winds will make it feel colder.
Potential for Hard Freezes north of the coastal counties for tonight as the NWS will make that call later this morning/afternoon. Another system will affect the region this weekend as the warm-up will begin Thursday. Saturday and Sunday looks to be the best chance for rain through the area with a Pacific system moving into the area, temperatures will warm to above normal levels for Friday into the middle of next week.