Cooler Temperatures Arrived Today – Saturday 6:15 p.m.
October 6, 2012 Leave a comment
Today has given us quite the array of different weather across our area of responsibility. From showers and a couple of thunderstorms across our northern counties this morning, to clear skies and temperatures in the middle to upper 80s for our southern counties this afternoon, this cold front has brought it all.
Unfortunately, we are not out of the woods just yet when it comes to the precipitation. The front itself is draped across our southern counties. This is evident in our surface wind fields. A northerly breeze, a cloud deck and significantly cooler temperatures continue to be the case north of Interstate 20. Across these same northern counties, the upper trough is rippling a bit. This is going to bring a weak disturbance to our far northern counties in the form of a cluster of showers and thunderstorms. The good news is that this activity is well north of the front, therefore is elevated and does not pose any threat in the form of severe weather. What it will do is offer some isolated thunder to counties along and north of Interstate 20 through the early evening hours. This may effect any outdoor activities that are currently going on around the state for a couple of hours, but it should be short-lived, getting through the state by 9 pm.
Beyond today and the 30 degree range from our northern counties to our southern counties, things should be fairly quiet. The front will press the rest of the way through our area tonight, and though there could be a sprinkle or two before daybreak, we really aren`t expecting anything in the way of appreciable rain for the next 5-6 days. Temperatures will be cool on Sunday and Monday, both during the day and at night, but should rebound nicely through the remainder of the week. We should get back into the upper 70s and low 80s by Wednesday and Thursday of this week, very much normal for this time of year.