1/31 – Rob Knight’s “Rainy Morning” Forecast
Rain will affect the area this morning as an area of low-pressure traverses the northern Gulf of Mexico from west to east. Rain will begin to taper off around midday as clouds will continue. A few areas could see the sun through a thick veil of high clouds later this afternoon but for the most part cloudy skies should remain into the weekend before seeing any good length of sunshine. Sunday may be the day of finally getting some length of sunlight. Current thinking is the area will stay cloudy Saturday while the base of the upper trough is swinging through with some cold mid to upper temps. It’s very uncommon, but if the area can get some sunlight Sat while this cold upper pocket is moving over, some showers can break out that can produce pea sized or smaller hail which is not severe but interesting. This scenario will be highly unlikely in this event since the area should remain cloudy through the day Saturday.
The next cold front should begin to affect the area Tuesday. This time there should be more thunderstorm activity with it starting late Tuesday night with the heaviest rainfall and strongest thunderstorm activity Wednesday morning. This should all start to slide east by Wed evening. It is still a ways out and refining this system will continue.