10/24 – Payton’s Tuesday Afternoon Forecast

Beautiful weather for the second day in a row! This morning we had a cold front situated along the Atlantic coast, with the reinforcing cold front near a Louisville, Kentucky to Monroe, Louisiana line heading towards sunrise. A few wisps of clouds over southern Arkansas and near the Oklahoma-Texas border, but not much elsewhere especially along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

No precipitation is expected through Thursday, with just a slight possibility Friday with the next approaching cold front which will mainly affect the area Saturday/night. High temperatures today should be similar to what we saw on Monday, but late afternoon temperatures will drop fairly quickly after sun angle gets low. Overnight lows tonight likely to be the chilliest since mid-April in most areas. Readings will struggle to reach 70 for highs on Wednesday. As winds take on an onshore component Wednesday night into Thursday, temperatures will return to slightly above normal levels with highs in the mid and upper 70s Thursday. The next cold front will begin to bring clouds, warming temperatures and the slight possibility for a few showers Friday afternoon. Showers/t-storms are expected with the front Saturday, but cannot rule out a few thunderstorms Friday night. The activity should begin taper off Saturday afternoon, with no further precipitation expected through the end of the forecast period.

Temperatures will fall to well below normal by the daytime hours Saturday, especially behind the cold front. Some northern areas will be in the upper 30s on Saturday, and cannot rule out a few sheltered locations seeing a bit of light frost. Gradual modification of the airmass will lead to temperatures returning to near or slightly above normal temperatures by Tuesday.)

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