2/7 – Rob Knight’s “Cold Front” Thursday Morning Forecast

Dense fog continues to impact the local area but to lesser of a degree than previous mornings. After the fog burns off, expect temps to soar back up into the upper 70s to lower 80s. This will bring another chance to break record high temps.

A upper level trough currently tracking across the Rockies will cross through the mid-section of the country today and send a strong cold front through the region tonight. Models are in good agreement on the timing, suggesting frontal passage around midnight. Recent solutions show a decaying intensity of thunderstorms along the boundary as it moves through. Most locations won’t see much more than a tenth of an inch of rainfall.

Once the boundary passes, expect a substantial drop in temperatures. Highs and lows will drop about 30 degrees by Friday and Saturday. They will begin rebounding late this weekend as well as a return of rain likely by Sunday. Early next week looks to be just like this week with a few days of high dew-points and increasing rain chances before a cold front swings through mid/late week. That also means could see an extended period of dense fog impacts along coastal areas.

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