November 19, 2007 Leave a comment
Good Afternoon! To say the least, an interesting weather pattern is shaping up for this big holiday week. If you have travel plans, be ready for the possibility of delays. First off, high pressure parked off of the east coast will guide a flow of warm/moist air in our direction. Temperatures won’t be as chilly tonight and tomorrow highs are expected to be well above average, with readings in the upper 70s. Visibility was very poor as we started today and we will have the chance for more patchy fog after midnight tonight.
As mentioned, it will become warmer and increasingly moist over the next 48 hours. A gusty south breeze will develop and there will be some clouds filtering in late tomorrow. If you are getting an early start on travel tomorrow, low pressure will cause some unsettled weather over the Great Lakes Region. Places like Chicago and Detroit will have the threat of Rain tomorrow night. Even though we will be dry tomorrow our weather will turn unsettled on Wednesday.
The same storm system impacting the northern U.S will send a potent cold front our way late Wednesday and this will trigger rain and thunderstorms locally. Look for areas of rain and thunderstorms to march across our area Wednesday night, with some lingering shower activity for early Thanksgiving. Cold air will filter in and we will have some lingering clouds with cool temperatures.
Things get more interesting over the weekend as low pressure lifts out of the Gulf of Mexico. Due to the southern track of this system we will be in the colder sector of the storm. In fact, temperatures may be cold enough to set the stage for wintry precipitation over nearby parts of northern Mississippi. For now it looks like a cold rain for us, but a small track adjustment to the path of the low pressure center could make a big difference in our forecast. For now it looks like a cold and wet Iron Bowl in Auburn. Stay tuned!!
Chief Meteorologist Wes Wyatt