12/22 – Rob’s Afternoon/Christmas Weekend Forecast

After DENSE morning fog…At worst, a few marine layer low topped showers could develop this afternoon as temps should easily climb into the upper 70s and lower 80s. These readings are good 15 degrees above average for this time of year.

Tonight, the upper level low will begin to shear out over the Arklatex. A few showers but more prevalent form of precipitation will be numerous…light to moderate rain showers in this area. Farther to the east, only isolated rain showers are expected by late tonight. With ample cloud cover in place, temperatures will not cool much, and have lows only dipping into the upper 50s and lower 60s.

Tomorrow, the weak front will continue to push through the area, and should then stall along the Mississippi coast tomorrow, with band of numerous showers and widely scattered thunderstorms continue to push east across the northern half of the area Saturday morning. A stronger cold front will race south and across the area Sunday afternoon. A surge of colder and drier air will rapidly advect in behind this front. Christmas Day. Fortunately, the coldest part of the clipper airmass will remain well north and east of the forecast area.

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