1/23 – Rob’s “Gray & Gloomy” Thursday Morning Forecast

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A large precipitation shield continues to steadily move east ahead of a low-pressure system. Temperatures on both sides of system don’t differ much, with limited low level forcing taking place. This should be enough to maintain widespread rainfall today as the upper-level feature will move east later this evening. The rain should taper during the evening hours and be east of the forecast area by midnight. Friday is expected to be mostly sunny and dry with temperatures rebounding into the 60s over much of the forecast area.

Models have gotten more aggressive in blossoming t-storm activity in advance of gulf low-pressure area Saturday night and spreading eastward for a soggy Sunday and Sunday night before the surface low moves well east to pull rain out of the area Monday morning. The upper level pattern presents yet another low pressure system developing in the Plains States Tuesday, with subsequent frontal passage through the area Wednesday.