3/2 – Rob’s “Wet & Windy” Afternoon Forecast

An area of low-pressure along the NW’tern GOM will continue to move to the ENE through this afternoon. Thus, this is when the forecast area will see the greatest coverage, basically 100%, and most intense rain. Expecting an inch or so generally speaking across the area. Rain potential will begin to drop off mid-afternoon as the low-pressure continue towards the Florida panhandle.

The remainder of this evening through Wednesday will be characterized by high pressure building in, drying out, and cooling down. Expect temps to remain below normal for the day on Wednesday before rebounding back above normal Thursday as upper level ridge builds in across the southern half of the Mississippi River Valley.

Going into Friday, focus shifts to the west as a closed upper-level and attendant surface low approaches the area from the northwest. With limited moisture return prior to this system, limited activity is expected Friday afternoon into Friday night. Otherwise, this system is fast to depart along a progressive NW to SE flow dominating the eastern US this weekend with calm and dry conditions and warming temperatures expected.

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