3/5 – Payton’s Monday Afternoon Forecast
An area of High pressure is currently centered over the Carolinas, with an area of Low pressure over SE’tern Nebraska with a trailing cold front into West Texas. A warm and humid airmass will continue to spread across the area today, which will produce enough moisture to allow for a few showers.
The cold front will move through the area late tonight into Tuesday morning, with a large area of showers and a few thunderstorms just in advance of the front. There may be a brief window overnight for one or two storms to become strong, mainly over northwest portions of the area. If this occurs, it would likely be late evening, close to midnight. Expect drying/clearing by Tuesday afternoon with a dry and cool day on Wednesday.
Temperatures will be well above normal today, but somewhat dependent on how quickly lower clouds become predominant. High pressure moves across the eastern half of the country during the latter half of the week. A northern stream shortwave will induce development of low pressure over Oklahoma on Friday and move it across the Middle and Lower Mississippi River Valley Saturday into Sunday. The cold front will clear the area by sunrise on Sunday. We will carry mention of precipitation Friday night through Saturday and Saturday night, with little or no precipitation Sunday.