3/3 – Rob’s “Clearing Skies” Wednesday Afternoon Forecast

The most recent wet period has come to an end as skies will slowly clear this afternoon. Cooler temps will continue as clouds won’t thoroughly clear until late afternoon. Expect temps rebounding back to normal Thursday and then above it Friday as high-pressure builds in across the southern half of the Mississippi River Valley.

Friday afternoon and evening will be the next chance for rainfall over the local area. A disturbance tracking across the Rocky Mountains Thursday will dive southeast towards the lower Mississippi Valley late Friday. It will weaken as should begin to get absorbed by a weakness in the pattern to the NE. At this time, I’m only expecting a few light showers late Friday into the evening hours.

Starting off the weekend on Saturday, the weak area of low pressure and any associated rain will be quickly departing to the east, with slow but steady clearing while staying cool. Surface high pressure will build into the region with maximized cooling likely going into Saturday night/Sunday morning. This cooler spell will be short lived as strong high pressure will dominate a large portion of the central US/MS valley region. This will send us into a steady warming trend with next week starting off in the mid to upper 70s.

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