10/25 – Rob Knight’s “Cool…But Warming” Forecast
As high pressure to the NW continues to move SE…the warming trend will begin tonight as winds will begin to switch to the W/SW overnight. Onshore flow returns Thursday evening, which will aid in the development of precipitation by Friday afternoon with the approach of the next cold front. Rain potential will begin to increase as early as Friday morning with the majority expected overnight into Saturday morning. There`s a SLIGHT THREAT for a few t-storms to become SEVERE Friday night, but with the timing of the front moving through the area…this threat seems to be on the decrease.
Due to the cool start this morning, daytime highs will likely fall a little short of what was seen on Tuesday. As winds shift to southerly on Thursday, temperatures will respond accordingly with highs near 80 degrees over SE Louisiana and mid 70s on the Mississippi coast. Temperatures will then remain above normal until frontal passage.
Precipitation will linger into Saturday morning behind the cold front, Saturday will be an uncomfortable day as it will take most of the day for clouds to depart. Northwest winds around 15 mph will combine with temperatures near 60 degrees to make things feel considerably cooler than we’ve seen in about 6-7 months. Overnight lows Saturday night are likely to be in the mid and upper 30s across at least the northern half of the area. In areas well protected from wind, it`s not out of the question that a little frost could occur Sunday morning. From Sunday onward, temperatures will moderate with readings eventually returning to above normal levels for highs by midweek next week.