Rain, Much Colder for Mardi Gras DayMarch 3rd, 2014 at 3:10 pm by Jason Smith under FOX10 Stormtracker Weather, Uncategorized
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Clearing & Colder
Winds shifted hard out of the north as the rain ended early this morning. We reached our daytime highs early in the day, and temps are now dropping into the upper 40’s late this afternoon. There is a huge difference in temperature across a short distance. At 2pm, Pensacola was at 57, while Hattiesburg reported 34 degrees ! Temperatures will turn quite cold tonight. Areas along and north of I-10 should see a light freeze. Both the GFS and the NAM are predicting 31 degrees for Mobile. Clouds will also be back on the increase late tonight.
Chilly & Wet Mardi Gras
Fat Tuesday is looking quite chilly, with the chance of a few showers. Morning Temperatures will gradually rise through the 40’s. We expect an afternoon high of 50 degrees. Rain chances are 30% from 10am-3pm, and jump to 50% by late afternoon. Chances become very likely (70%) after sunset.
Scattered Rain Lingers
Showers remain possible Ash Wednesday and into Thursday. The surface front remains stalled in the central Gulf. Waves of low pressure keep us in the chances for spotty light rain. Temps rebound by Friday and the weekend. Sunshine also returns Friday and Saturday. Sunday looks to be wet based on the long range forecast.