5/20 – Rob Knight’s Wednesday Morning “Cold Front” Forecast
A weak cold front overhead will provide for scattered showers and t-storms through this evening. Overcast skies will limit daytime heating for much of today which might slow the potential for severe storms as temperatures remain at or below 80 throughout most of the day. Weak high pressure will remain over the northern Gulf and slowly migrate eastward throughout the week. As a result a deeper column of moisture flow will allow a tropical air mass to stream into our region from the central and southern Gulf. This will bring a widespread continuation of shower and thunderstorm activity through the remainder of the forecast period. Locally heavy rainfall is possible on any given day as this pattern persists. The showers and thunderstorms will be mostly diurnally driven thus not expecting any widespread heavy rainfall totals at this time. Max temperatures will remain slightly above normal with low temperatures being well above normal given the higher dew-points as the tropical airmass settles in.