Weekend StormsDecember 19th, 2013 at 4:07 pm by Jason Smith under FOX10 Weather
Not as Cold
We warmed up significantly on Thursday afternoon with highs near 70. Surface high pressure is now off the North Carolina coast. We are beginning to see more of an s’east flow. Overnight lows will range into the 60 degree range. A little patchy fog is possible tonight. Rain is not expected.
Things get even warmer by Friday with highs in the mid 70’s. We could see an isolated shower, but the best rain chances will be west of us. Dense fog is possible again Friday night.
We have a slow moving frontal system approaching the area by Saturday and Sunday. Rain chances will be scattered Saturday at 40%. Chances become likely Saturday night late and Sunday morning. Rain chances increase to 80%.
At this point, the forecast continues to show the possibility of stronger thunderstorms with this system. The Storm Prediction Center currently keeps the more significant severe threat well to our n’west. The current forecast reflects the chance of severe thunderstorms with damaging winds as the primary threat. The slight risk area is mainly in our Mississippi counties. We will monitor this situation as it develops. The front does not clear our area until late Sunday afternoon.
It’s looking like a cool and dry forecast for the holiday. We expect lows in the low 30’s Christmas Eve with clear skies. Christmas day should be sunny with highs in the upper 50’s.