A cold front moved through the area yesterday and is now tracking south through the northern Gulf of Mexico. A significant change in daytime highs is expected today as strong cold air advection takes place. Temperatures will struggle to surpass mid 50s which is about 20 degrees colder than yesterday. The upper level trough will remain in place across the southeast CONUS through Thursday with strong surface high building in from the north. This will keep cold temps in place. Lows tonight and highs tomorrow will once again be 5 to 10 degrees below normal.
Rain chances will begin to increase from west to east late Friday night, but Saturday is when the bulk of rain will move through. Precipitation chances are slightly higher than previous forecast, now close to 100% for northern half of the area, as confidence on timing increases. A small chance for isolated thunderstorms will be in place Saturday late morning into the early afternoon time frame. Another cold front on the back side of the rain shield will dry out the local area and usher in cool temps. Below normal temps will be maintained through early next week.