1/5 – Brantly’s “Warmer” Wednesday Night Forecast
We saw warmer temperatures today across most areas compared to yesterday and Monday, with most locations sitting in the mid 60s to low 70s. We will likely stay dry for the rest of this evening as overnight lows drop into the low to mid 50s for most of the area. On Thursday, high pressure will be pushed eastward as a cold front approaches the area in the morning. As this front pushes through mid-morning into the early afternoon, we may see some showers form, but moisture is fairly limited with this front. We are not expecting much in terms of thunderstorms or heavy rainfall given the very limited atmospheric instability, but we won’t completely rule it out.
Behind the cold front, cooler air moves in once again by Thursday night. Many inland areas will see low temperatures approaching freezing by Friday morning with most coastal locations reaching the mid 30s. While drier air moves in behind the front, it doesn’t look to last long as a disturbance out in the Gulf is expected to move north into our area on Saturday bringing some moisture back in. Rain chances generally start out in the 20-30% range early Saturday, but quickly rise as the disturbance moves onshore and our next cold front approaches the area on Sunday. This brings chances of showers back into the forecast on Saturday.