Warm, Foggy, Showers at TimesDecember 4th, 2013 at 3:38 pm by Jason Smith under FOX10 Stormtracker Weather
We are seeing a significant warming trend this week, with daytime highs running at least ten degrees above average. Temperatures on Wednesday afternoon were in the mid to upper 70’s in many locations. It is also looking like a very warm ending to the week in the forecast.
We are expecting another round of dense fog tonight. A warm and moist southerly wind flow will be working across the cool near shore waters of the beaches and bays. This type of advection fog set up can result in reduced visibilities. This particular type of fog can linger into the midday hours in many coastal locations. Areas like the causeway, Mobile Bay, and Pensacola Bay can expect more issues with lingering fog into mid-morning Thursday.
A few spotty rain showers are possible both Wednesday night and Thursday with this moist southerly flow. We are not expecting major totals of rain and the chances remain isolated to widely scattered. A better opportunity for rain comes in on Friday, along the surface cold front. Other than a brief cool down behind the front on Saturday, temperatures remain mild. We do expect colder weather next week on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Ice Storm Well to our North
The slow moving frontal system that will keep us mild and showery is a very sharp boundary. An ice storm is expected for areas like Dallas, Little Rock, Memphis, and the Ohio Valley on Thursday night and Friday. Travel will be impacted in these locations possibly through Sunday.