3/7 – The Chief’s “Wet Workweek” Morning Morning Forecast

Low pressure is currently over southern Indiana with a cold front southwestward to near Memphis and Shreveport. As the surface low continue to lift northeastward, the cold front will continue to get pulled eastward today until it becomes parallel to the upper flow over our coastal waters overnight tonight. Models are indicating that general nature of any precipitation today is likely to be scattered showers that don’t top out much higher than about 10,000 feet. There is at least some potential for a few t-storms late this afternoon into early evening.

As the front moves just to the east it will stall for the remainder of the workweek week. Multiple impulses will move across this boundary keeping rain potential in the area. The area could see anywhere from 1-3 inches of accumulation through Friday.

A more vigorous cold front will move through the area Friday night clearing the atmosphere and bringing a cold blast to the Mississippi gulf coast. Expect a 20+ degree drop in temps from previous days. Highs will struggle to reach mid-50s and lows will drop to the freezing mark for at least the northern half of the area. We’re past the mean (average) last freeze date (or will be by this weekend) at most locations, so it’s not out of the question that Freeze Warnings may be necessary in some portions of our area this weekend.

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