10/14 – Rob Knight’s “Cooler, Less Humid” Wednesday Morning Forecast

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We are starting off the day on the chilly side area wide thanks to a recent cold front passage. Strong radiative cooling processes in place from a weak surface high nearby, calm winds and clear skies pushed early morning lows into the mid to lower 50s along and north of I-10 to the lower 60s south to the coast.

Expect some patchy cirrus or altocumulus today but overall expect a gorgeous day with highs knocked down a few degrees from yesterday and feeling quite comfortable.

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By tonight through Thursday, the area of high pressure currently over us will drift east of the area, which may try to help drive the old cold front situated across the north-central Gulf back north as a warm front, helping increase low-level moisture thanks to a steady shift in southerly winds.

Expect low clouds to increase early Thursday in response to increasing moisture with temperatures not as chilly as this morning. Afternoon highs Thursday will be only a few degrees warmer than today, but will not feel as comfortable with increasing moisture pulling dewpoints back up well into the 60s even during the afternoon.

By Thursday night, we’ll shift our focus onto the next, much stronger cold front diving south across the region. Right now, the timing for the front looks to be swinging through our area more early Friday, which if that is the case, we will not have much time early Friday to feel the cooler air by the time we hit out overnight lows.