10/16 – Brantly’s “Cooling Off” Wednesday Afternoon Forecast

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As rain tapers off this afternoon, mostly cloudy skies will stick around. There remains about a 40 percent chance of rain for the rest of the day as scattered showers will be possible.

A cold front passing through South Mississippi will bring cooler, less humid air to the Gulf Coast. Overnight low temperatures will drop significantly this evening, into the mid 50s. Skies will partially clear by early tomorrow morning.

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Daytime high temperatures on Thursday will be in the lower to mid 70s. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy, but there is little to no rain chance.

As we head into the weekend, a tropical disturbance may have an influence on our rain chances. Currently located over the Bay of Campeche in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico, this system is forecast to move over the central Gulf where it has a medium chance of developing into a tropical or subtropical depression.

For now, rain chances on Saturday and Sunday are between 40 and 50 percent, but that may change depending on where this system eventually goes. We will have a better idea of this system’s future track and strength in a day or two. Check back for updates soon.