3/4 – Rob Knight’s “Beautiful/Extended” Afternoon Forecast

Upper level high-pressure will build in across the southern half of the Mississippi River Valley today as trough to the east progresses eastward. This will cause temps to rebound back with highs reaching to slightly exceeding climatological normal. Expect clear skies today with possibly some clouds moving in late in the overnight period.

Friday afternoon and evening will be the next chance for rainfall over the local area. A disturbance tracking across the Rocky Mountains today will dive southeast towards the lower Mississippi Valley late Friday. Scattered rainfall is expected Friday evening and overnight, with rainfall to quickly shifting east Friday night and out of the area likely before sunrise Saturday morning. Due to the fact that this system is such a weak amplitude system, don’t expect cooling to be particularly impactful behind the associated cold front. In fact, temps will probably only drop down to normal for this time of year.

Going into the day on Sunday, we enter the upstream portion of the departing system promoting high pressure in control of a large majority of the eastern US down to the northern Gulf of Mexico. Going into next week, the big story will be a progressive SW to NE flow developing aloft with deep troughing across the west coast, and ridging across the east coast. This yields a more confident feel at the potential for well above-normal temperatures next week, especially by the middle to later part of the week.

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