3/21 – Payton’s Wednesday Evening Forecast

Pleasant weather conditions with generally clear to mostly
clear/sunny skies, low humidity and mild temperatures can be
expected the next couple days as a large surface high
pressure slides southeast across the lower Mississippi Valley,
southeast states and Gulf of Mexico under northwest flow aloft.
Rather cool overnight and early morning lows are expected again
tonight/Thursday, but temperatures will rebound a bit more for the
highs Thursday with upper 60s to lower 70s expected. The mid/upper
level trough axis will be moving east off the Atlantic coast on
Thursday while a ridge moves east from the Rockies into the
high/western plains region. Both these features will continue
moving slowly east on Friday with a flattening ridge axis
approaching the lower Mississippi Valley region on Saturday.
Rising heights aloft combined with southerly surface winds will
bring substantially warmer temperatures trending above the
seasonal normals with lows rising to the upper 50s to lower 60s
Friday night, and highs are expected to rise into the mid to
possibly upper 70s Friday and near 80 on Saturday. An increase in
clouds is expected to bring partly cloudy skies and higher
humidity levels by late Friday night into Saturday, but no rain
is expected. Rain chances go up for the middle of next week.

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