2/19 – Rob Knight’s “COLD/CLOUDY” Friday Morning Forecast
A cold front is well to the east with Arctic surface high now centered over central Texas. We will finally see the light at the end of the tunnel to this cold spell, but will have one more rather COLD night to deal with.
Clearing skies will begin this morning through midday. The surface high pressure will move slowly east across the area on Saturday, and be centered along the east coast by Sunday. This will turn our low-level flow onshore Saturday night into Sunday. A cold front will push through the area Sunday night into Monday. Moisture won’t have had a great deal of time to recover, with surface dew points only getting into the lower 50s Sunday into Sunday night. At this time, I’m only anticipating some scattered showers Sunday night into Monday morning.
With abundant sunshine on Saturday, it’s going to feel significantly warmer than during the workweek, with most areas in the upper 50s. I wouldn’t be shocked to see a few 60s. Medium range models and ensembles continue to be in decent agreement with the passage of a cold front and trough Monday with light rain possible and then possibly another system late in the week. Confidence is high in a mostly quiet forecast for the extended and much warmer than we are currently seeing.