3/26 – Payton’s Tuesday Afternoon Forecast
The clouds are sticking around this lunch hour and keeping temperatures chilly. We should see some sunshine later today with highs in the upper 60s. Dry and cool air will continue through Wednesday and stabilize the atmosphere through the remainder of the work week. Winds will veer around to the east Thursday and southeast by Friday bring the humid flow back to the area. The moisture return will be a rather slow process as dew points will struggle to get back to the mid-60s by the weekend just ahead of the next cold front. The front should move through Saturday night into Sunday morning.
The front does not look to cleanly push through the area and will keep moisture lifting over the boundary into the cooler air behind the front. A surface low may form along the boundary over the gulf and lift northeast. At the moment, there is no confidence in the placement of this low and where it approaches the coast. But this should be somewhere between the New Orleans area and Tampa Bay Monday or Tuesday of next week.