11/10 – Brittany’s “Friday Feel” Thursday Evening Forecast

More seasonable weather is underway today with drier air wrapping around the western periphery of Tropical Storm Nicole which made landfall overnight along the eastern coast of Florida and is now continuing northward into the southeastern CONUS well east of our area. Only upper-level cirrus has intruded into the eastern CWA from Nicole and coupled with mixing from northerly winds, high temperatures today have been mild sitting largely close to the climatological average.

The primary forecast focus for the short term is the arrival of a strong cold front on Saturday morning which will provide elevated rain chances primarily west of the I-55 corridor and significantly cooler temperatures than what has been observed the past week. This frontal system originated from a trough that is now lifting into the Dakotas and will then be reinforced by a secondary shortwave trough expected to dig into the Central Plains on Friday.

The cold front will be passing through the area by the time it gets into the daylight hours. The bulk of the rain will be early and taper out in the early afternoon hours.  It`ll also will be one of those days where the high temperatures are hit early in the morning then go on a downward trend from there.

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