1/9 – Rob’s Cloudy & Damp Tuesday Morning Forecast

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Patchy fog and low clouds are out in full force this morning through the region with light activity through our viewing area. The low-pressure that brought rain yesterday is well into the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Drier air will move into the mid and upper levels but low level moisture should be trapped, we will see fog and low level stratus for the next day or so. A few showers or some drizzle will be around as well. I’m carrying a slight chance of a few showers or drizzle through today as temperatures rebound to around normal for the next few days. Another shortwave trough of low-pressure will move into the area Thursday into Friday with the next chance of organized rain in the forecast Thursday into Friday.

A trough in the upper levels will reflect in the lower levels as a surface low developing over the region. This will in turn break out a large area of showers over the region. Have increased precipitation chances for this time frame. The risk of thunderstorms looks low as instability is lacking while the low develops. A front associated with the parent low will move through Friday and strong cold air advection will follow. Expect to see highs a good 20 to 25 degrees cooler than on Thursday. Highs should only climb to around 50 degrees Friday afternoon, and lingering clouds trapped beneath an elevated inversion will keep skies mostly cloudy through the day. High pressure moves in for the weekend providing freezing temperatures…then sunny and cold days.