10/20 – Brittany Warden’s “Big Changes Ahead” Thursday Evening Forecast

High pressure has begun to shift to its southeast throughout today. Westerly winds continue tonight dropping to 3-6 MPH overnight. Even though we will see cold temperatures, tonight will be less cold than the last two nights. The return flow will begin Friday with a warmer more humid airmass coming in from the Gulf of Mexico. This will bring warmer temperatures, back to seasonal values this weekend.

High pressure in Northern Mississippi will move to its southeast and eventually anchor along the Florida Panhandle. Low level moisture will return to the area as onshore flow continues. It will also feel warmer this weekend with rebounding humidity along with a few clouds developing during afternoon heating. Rain-free conditions will continue this weekend into early next week.

Moving into next week, guidance shows a system coming out of the Rockies Monday evening and swinging through the lower Mississippi Valley. As it does so, it picks up and absorbs a low pressure coming up from Mexico. The potential for severe parameters will increase with the approaching system; a complex of showers and thunderstorms could bring severe weather east of the Continental Divide. The majority of the severity will stay to the north of the area at this time. But we will continue to monitor the situation accordingly.



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