12/14 – Rob Knight’s “Much Warmer Temps Ahead” Morning Forecast
A fetch of low-level Gulf moisture riding north over a stationary frontal boundary will continue to bring cloud coverage to the area along with above seasonal temperatures. Dense morning fog will continue to be a factor through the weekend as overnight low temperatures will bottom out in the upper 50s to low/mid 60s.
The winter blowtorch continues late-week as deep Gulf ridging continues to dominate our area leading to very warm afternoon highs, likely reaching or surpassing daily records for a few areas. Thursday and Friday will bring the warmest temperatures and it won’t take much for areas to surpass the 80 degree mark, with light onshore winds and patchy late morning/afternoon cloud coverage.
By the upcoming weekend, things get challenging. An upper-level disturbance will bring a surface cold front through the region, which will stall along the Gulf coast. Rain chances will elevate Friday afternoon with a few t-storms Saturday afternoon. Spotty rain will continue Sunday into Monday.