10/12 – Brantly’s “Sunny, Warm, and Humid” Tuesday Morning Forecast

 After starting off in the mid to upper 60s across most of the region on Tuesday morning with some lower 70s at the coast, expect temperatures to jump into the mid to upper 80s in the afternoon. Expect little change for Tuesday night lows, with temperatures mainly in the mid to upper 60s across most of the region with a few spots 70s at area beaches. On Wednesday, look for temps to again be in the mid to upper 80s.

A cold front is currently extended southward from the Midwest, through the Mid-South, and then southwestward across central and southwestern Louisiana. This will be about as close the front will make it to our area as southerly flow around a high pressure system anchored over the northern Gulf and Southeast U.S. causes the boundary to lift northward as a warm front today and Wednesday.

The return flow will give us a gradual increase in lower-level moisture, but with high pressure in place, little to no chance for rain can be expected. Aside from an isolated shower early this morning with the front nearby, this recent dry pattern will likely persist through the next couple of days.

Friday and Saturday appear to be the most active days over the long-term forecast.  While instability parameters are supportive for thunderstorms, shear is weak and the severe weather threat appears to be very low. After the next cold front moves through on Saturday, temperatures and rain chances decrease. Expect over the weekend and early next week for highs to be in the upper 70s with overnight lows in the mid 50s to lower 60s.

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