11/03 – Brantly’s “Chilly Morning, Mild Afternoon” Election Day Forecast


It’s quite the chilly morning across the area with some of the coldest temperatures we’ve seen in a while. Early morning temperatures are sitting in the lower to mid 40s across most of the viewing areas. Some upper 30s are showing up early this morning across the Florida Parishes in Louisiana and throughout coastal Mississippi – more specifically across areas around the Pearl River and Pascagoula River Basins. Taking a quick glance at climate for this year, many areas will likely see the coldest air so far this season, going back to at least March or April with lows this morning averaging around 8 to 12 degrees below normal.

Upper level trough has moved off the Mid-Atlantic coast, while a deep layer pressure ridge centered over Texas noses eastward into the Deep South. Skies remain clear and with high pressure resulting in light to calm wind and presence of dry conditions the stage is set for effective radiational cooling tonight. Latest numbers show lows dropping into the middle 30s across the northern half of the forecast area, while southward to the coast, mid to upper 40s.

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Temperatures rebound Tuesday into the upper 60s to near 70 degrees under sunny skies. A gradual moderation in temperatures going into Tuesday night with lower to mid-40s interior to 48 to 53 coast.