Changes for ThursdayOctober 16th, 2013 at 4:56 pm by Jason Smith under FOX10 Weather
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Another Warm One
Afternoon temperatures are once again in the lower to mid 80’s. We are rain free on the Stormtracker Doppler Radar. The upper ridge that has been responsible for the warm, dry trend will finally slide east of us tonight. We could see a few spotty showers late tonight, rain chances are at 30%.
The slow moving cool front that is now currently over central Mississippi. This boundary will slowly slide through on Thursday with more seasonable temperatures and a chance of scattered showers. We don’t expect heavy rain or severe weather. Rainfall amounts should average 0.25” in most areas.
This front is expected to stall along the coast through Saturday. Our temperatures will be a bit cooler, and rain chances will continue through the first half of the weekend. A weak low pressure area will develop along the front on Friday night, greatly increasing our shower chances for Saturday.
Down the Road
A second cool front will push through Saturday evening. This feature should bring in more fall-like air for Sunday and early next week. There are indications that this boundary may also stall along the coast. That would keep rain chances in the forecast through early next week. There is a great deal of
uncertainty in the long range outlook. The major models disagree on the rain chances for Mon-Wed.
The tropics are quiet. One area of cloudiness in the Atlantic is showing a low
chance of developing as it heads into the northern Atlantic. This feature will
not affect the U.S.