11/26 – Rob Knight’s “Cold & Windy” Friday Morning Forecast
The cold front that moved through on has cleared our area to the southeast with north-northwest winds, cooler temps and lowering dew points in its wake. Winds are gusting to around 20 mph and will continue to stay elevated through this evening. The story for tonight will be the near freezing temperatures for areas outside the immediate coast. The one place that will likely verify at freezing is along the Escatawpa drainage region in Jackson County. Otherwise, we are bottoming out around 33-35 and we should only touch the lowest value briefly. Therefore, the NWS has held off on a Freeze Watch.
The next system starts to take shape Sat afternoon as an upper low moves northeast into Texas and weakens. Winds will start to turn southerly Saturday with highs warming into the mid-60s. As the messy system moves east, rain will move in west to east probably shortly after sunset Saturday night, and clear the area to the southeast by Sunday afternoon. There will be no instability with this system so therefore, did not forecast any thunderstorms. Lows Sat night will be in the mid-40s to upper 50s while Sunday highs will be slightly cooler behind the low, in the lower 60s.
Next week will bring sunshine and warming temperatures back into the upper 60s Monday and Tuesday, the low 70s the rest of the week.