12/26 – Rob’s “Midday News” Gloomy Forecast
Gray/gloomy conditions continue with more in the way of cloud coverage than rain, but it will come….
A Cool and damp period is in store for the next 48 hours. Rain will begin to develop and spread northward by this afternoon as a result of additional lift with a warm front south. This will keep temperatures anywhere from 5 to 10 degrees below normal today and as much as 10 to 15 degrees below normal on Wednesday as cloudy skies and rainy conditions persist along with a north-northeasterly flow at the surface. Precipitation is expected to slowly decrease by Thursday morning as the upper support shifts eastward allowing for subsiding air by Friday and decreasing clouds with gradual clearing skies on Friday as well.
There are discrepancies in the models as we get into the upcoming weekend. With that being said, a strong ARCTIC AIR MASS will settle in by new years with reinforcement on Tuesday along with a dry forecast other than rain showers on New Years Eve along and ahead of the cold front. High-pressure over the Mississippi Delta on Tuesday will allow for a bitter cold arctic air mass to take shape over the region. Due to the uncertainty going into the weekend, no major changes to temperatures and precipitation between Saturday and next Tuesday.