2/14 – Rob’s Valentines “Midday News” Forecast

A weak stationary front to the south will continue to bring a WARM/HUMID air mass into the viewing area. The front will move north and dissipate later tonight. This feature will continue to increase our daytime high temps to near record highs by Friday.

The biggest forecast problem over the next 3 days will be the amount of sunshine we see. Today will also see a moist layer at the surface, making the best descriptor mostly cloudy, but would not be shocked to see a good bit of sunshine at times during the afternoon. Better chances of sunshine on Thursday and much of Friday, as it now appears that the next cold front will not affect the area through the daytime hours Friday. Any significant precipitation should stay away from the area, until perhaps late Friday afternoon across the northwest part of the region. Above normal temperatures can be expected through Friday with highs in the 70s and potentially lower 80s away from marine influences. Water temperatures in the lower and middle 60s may hold temperatures down a little bit on the Mississippi coast.

Wild card for the weekend forecast is how far next cold front makes it into the area Friday night or Saturday. Model solution allows the front to reach the Gulf of Mexico. Best chances for precipitation with this system will be Saturday and Saturday night, and that would be mainly across northwest sections of the area. Some chance for precipitation on Sunday as front returns northward from where it stops on Saturday.

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