Monday Afternoon Weather Discussion 4:18 PM

The weather was perfect today with lots of sunshine and pleasant January temperatures. The month is about to end and this rocky January won’t end without a bang. Temperatures tonight will cool into the 40s, with increasing clouds. There could be some patchy fog tonight as moisture slowly increases. We will wake up to lots of clouds tomorrow and the cloudy sky will persist during the day. The one thing I’m looking forward to tomorrow is the warm-up to 70 degrees. We will have highs well above average and enjoy it because we will experience a sharp change to 40 degree readings on Wednesday.

A cold front will drop in tomorrow night bringing a good chance for rain. We will also have wet weather through Wednesday morning, lingering into the afternoon. Temperatures will fall throughout the day Wednesday, with a cold north wind developing. There will be some overrunning moisture on Wednesday, as the cold front pushes south, and this will spark the lingering precipitation. Some data even suggests sleet mixing in with rain just as the precipitation comes to an end. At this time I don’t see any major problems for Wednesday. However, if overrunning moisture lingers into Wednesday night there could be some trouble spots, especially over Lamar, Winston, and Marion Counties. An area of high pressure will reinforce the cold air late Thursday and we will have sunshine returning. Highs will be near 50, with lows in the 20s. At this time it looks like another high pressure cell will drop in early next week. Therefore, I’m expecting dry weather with cold nights through the weekend and start of next week.

Wes Wyatt
WVUA Chief Meteorologist