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Clearing out, staying cool

8 months 2 weeks 1 day ago Wednesday, November 09 2016 Nov 9, 2016 November 09, 2016 6:00 AM November 09, 2016 in Weather
Source: WBRZ Weather

Showers exit the area and sunshine returns for the foreseeable future.

THE FORECAST:

Today and Tonight: Clouds are expected to clear out from north to south through the day. Sunshine is expected to make an appearance, perhaps except in coastal areas. Locations further north of I-12 will have more time under clearer skies. High temperatures will top out in the low to mid 70s with north winds of 5-10mph. Overnight, skies will be mainly clear with lows in the low 50s.

Up Next: Thursday and Friday will bring much sun and seasonably cool temperatures with highs in the low 70s and lows in the low 50s. Very similar, if not slightly cooler temperatures are anticipated for the weekend. Several upper disturbances crossing the area from Thursday to Sunday could provide some occasional passing clouds, but no rain is expected.   

The Tropics: The tropics remain quiet as we near the end of hurricane season.

THE SCIENCE:

Forecast Discussion:  The upper level wave over West Texas that provided two days of nuisance showers will pinch off and lose influence over the local weather. A deeper, longwave trough digging into the Eastern United States will end a cold front southward through the region today which will wipe moisture from the region. Drier air will lead to an end of rain and clearing skies. High pressure will settle into the nation’s midsection keeping surface winds east to northeast over the next several days. Slightly below average temperatures will prevail through the weekend as a parade of shortwave troughs clip across the Gulf Coast. None of these will be accompanied by deep moisture so rain is not expected.     

--Josh

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