9/17 – Rob Knight’s “Wet & Damp” Friday Morning Forecast
The low level remnants of Nicholas continue to spin across the region producing scattered showers and thunderstorms. Expect the scattered precip to continue with increased activity this afternoon coupled with daytime heating. Activity will become more isolated overnight with areas of patchy fog developing inland after midnight.
The surface remnants of Nicholas will continue to fill today and drift towards northern Louisiana before completely dissipating. However, an upper level disturbance presently centered over northeast Texas will slide southeast which will use the lingering deep moisture to provide renewed support for widespread convection each afternoon through the weekend. This activity will be much more convective with more thunderstorms than have been seen the past couple of days.
The wet pattern will persist through the first half of next week before the pattern begins to change. A noticeable cold front will push through the region Wednesday which will finally push the moisture brought in by Nicholas back over the gulf. At this time range, there are expected variations in forecast temperatures and dew-points behind this front, but there are significant signals that this front could usher in the coolest weather of the season thus far, for the first weekend of Autumn.
FLASH FLOOD WATCH – 7 PM