10/15 – Brantly’s “Cold Front Approaching” Friday Morning Forecast

[videoembed][/videoembed] A cold front is on the way. Isolated light rain showers could also develop late this afternoon. A band of rain showers will begin to move into the northwest portion of our forecast area this evening ahead of the cold front, and then spread southeastward across much of the forecast area ahead of and along the front after midnight. Very isolated embedded thunderstorms could develop from time to time. We are still expecting between a 30 to 50 percent chance of rain after midnight through daybreak Saturday. The lack of significant forcing and upper support will keep rainfall amounts rather light, with widespread precipitation amounts expected to be below one-quarter of an inch. Any lingering isolated light rain showers early Saturday morning along the coast will quickly move off to the southeast. A much drier and cooler airmass will move into the area on Saturday behind the front as high pressure builds eastward from the southern plains.

One more day of summer-like temperatures will occur today with highs ranging from 85 to 89 degrees, slightly cooler along the beaches. Temperatures begin to tumble tonight, with lows ranging from 58 to 65 degrees. High temperatures Saturday will not be too cold as abundant sunshine returns, ranging from 70 to 75 degrees.

Fall quickly returns to the area behind the cold front that passes through the area Friday night. Weak northwesterly flow to westerly flow will persist through the weekend as weak ridging builds over south Texas and moves east into the Gulf. This will keep cool and dry conditions across the area. At the surface, high pressure will be in place over the central US keeping mainly light northerly flow in the area. The main forecast challenge during this period will be temperatures. Highs will be on the cooler side on Sunday with highs in the low to mid 70s.

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