Warming Trend this WeekDecember 16th, 2013 at 5:00 pm by Jason Smith under FOX10 Weather
Not as Cold
Overnight lows were in the upper 20’s to the low 30’s last night. Surface high pressure centered over the Louisiana coast is right over us tonight. Our air mass has moderated with sunshine earlier today. Temperatures will be chilly, but not quite as cold as last night. Dry air, clear skies, and light winds will result in effective cooling overnight. Lows will range from 32 inland to near 40 along the coast. Rain is not expected.
Temperatures will be milder on Tuesday with highs in the mid 60’s. Overnight lows will also be mild in the mid to upper 40’s. Things get even warmer by Thursday and Friday with highs in the low 70’s. Significant rain should hold off until the weekend.
We have a slow moving frontal system approaching the area by Saturday and Sunday. Rain chances will be scattered Saturday. Chances become likely Sunday. At this point, the long range forecast does show the possibility of stronger thunderstorms with this system. We will monitor this situation as it develops. The front does not clear our area until early Monday morning.