5/3 – Rob Knight’s “Midday News” Afternoon Forecast

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Summer-like weather continues over the region as upper level high-pressure settled over the Gulf of Mexico is encompassing much of the southeastern CONUS. We should be seeing another round of mid to upper 80s with isolated locations well north of the coast possibly touching 90 degrees. Coastal areas are the exception as cooler waters will limit warming. The high-pressure over the Gulf will begin weakening Friday with rain chances increasing on Saturday as a frontal boundary will move into the lower Mississippi Valley.

Models have slowly been reducing rain chances as the front moves into the area due to lessening frontal lift and a generally weaker conditions. This also means t-storms will be driven more so by daytime heating. Therefore, the timing of the trough will bring rain chances up Saturday afternoon and then drop off overnight. Precip chances will fall off quite a bit Sunday with only a slight (20%) chance for a very early morning shower. Remaining in NW flow should keep the area in a rain free pattern early next week but in some cases, t-storms can develop…

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