We continue to track a relatively weak cold front swinging through the area today. Behind the front, dew points are already beginning to fall pretty steadily. Most cloud activity ahead of the front along and south of I-10 is near surface stratus causing some lower visibility per recent observations. Some patchy fog out, but nothing leading me to believe is overly dense. As the front continues to swing south, expect most of this patchy fog to sweep out with it as drier air filters in from the north early/mid morning. Otherwise, not a bad day today with highs temperatures down a few degrees from yesterday. Ample afternoon mixing along with lower Td`s will make it feel much more comfortable today.
By tonight and into early Wednesday, weak surface high tries to settle in. Given clear skies and calm winds for the overnight hours, expect things to cool down quickly with a nearly thirty degree difference in our high and low temperature. Generally, many locations are on the bottom end of the guidance suite with lower 50’s along and north of I-10. Can’t rule out some rural areas seeing upper 40’s but that should be relatively isolated. Winds will steadily begin to shift out of the east to eventual south southeast by Wednesday afternoon with another picture perfect day forecast.
The cold front should pass through the area dry. The dry weather is expected to continue through the weekend. Another front will likely to move across the area next Monday or Tuesday. This system also looks to be moisture deficient, and won’t carry much more than about 20% chance of rain for Monday and Tuesday afternoons next week.
Highs will be in the mid 80s Thursday and then closer to the 70-75 range on Friday, and likely Saturday as well. High temperatures will moderate to around normal for Sunday and Monday. Dry air will move in behind the front, and as wind speeds slow down, we will likely to see much of the area with overnight lows in the upper 40s to lower 50s by Saturday morning.