12/16 – The Chief’s “Very Warm & Humid” Afternoon Forecast

High temperatures today are forecast to reach around 80 for many areas with dew points in the mid-60s, which will make for fairly muggy conditions. I wouldn’t be surprised if a record or two is broken. Heading into Friday our next chance for some showers and possibly a few thunderstorms will arrive as we see increasing moisture. The best chance for rain will be in the afternoon and taking a look at forecast analysis, we have the instability to support some thunderstorm formation. Temperatures will continue to be above the climate normal on Friday, reaching near or above 80 for many areas once again.

Kicking off the weekend, we remain in a prominent return flow regime out ahead of an approaching cold front to our northwest. Temperatures will continue on the very warm side out ahead of the approaching cold front. Scattered showers and t-storms will be in the area Saturday especially afternoon – evening. Sunday we stay in progressive southwesterly flow ahead of the lingering front east of the area likely spreading clouds and perhaps light showers over the area in a post-frontal environment. The stalled front will linger into Monday before it gets kicked out to the NE with an area of low-pressure moving through south Mississippi to the NE Tuesday night/Wednesday.

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