11/18 – Brantly’s “Much Cooler” Thursday Night Forecast

Behind the cold front moving across the area right now, northerly winds will increase and allow for a cooler airmass to filter in. Recent forecast soundings and satellite trends indicate that a layer of stratus clouds will push in behind the front and should last until the very early morning hours. Skies should clear out by daybreak as high pressure begins to build in. This will provide us with a mostly clear, but fairly breezy Friday.

Lows tonight will range from the upper 30s in our northwestern communities, to low 50s along the immediate coast, and 40s elsewhere. Highs will mainly be in the 60s on Friday, with some locations in our northwestern counties struggling to climb out of the upper 50s.

The next, more powerful cold front is expected to move over the forecast area late Sunday night into Monday. With moisture return ahead of the front weak into Sunday night, and a bit higher values confined to the front, rain chances are expected to a chance at best and brief, confined to the Sunday night into Monday morning time frame. The cold front moves quickly south of the northern Gulf coast late Monday morning though the afternoon, with cooler and drier air beginning to overspread the forecast area. With the limited moisture return in limited instability, we are not expecting any strong to severe storms. Rumbles of thunder themselves will be limited.

Temperatures will see an upward trend through the weekend, with low temperatures rising from a below normal mid 30s north of Highway 84 to mid/upper 40s along the coast Friday night, to the upper 40s north of Highway 84 to mid/upper 50s along the coast Sunday night. High temperatures Saturday in the mid to upper 60s over the majority of the of the forecast area rise to the low to mid 70s Sunday as the airmass moderates but decent moisture is slower to return.

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