Clouds and mild temperatures for the weekend
While it may look a bit gloomy at times, mild and mainly dry weather will persist through the weekend.
Today and Tonight: Shoppers may “make it rain” on Friday but skies likely will not. Highs will climb into the upper 70s despite mostly cloudy skies. You might even chose to leave the jacket at home. The 10-15mph east breezes will continue. Overnight will be another mild one, with lows in the low 60s.
Looking Ahead: Unseasonably warm temperatures will carry into the weekend with another mostly cloudy, mostly dry day setting up on Saturday. Not many Late November LSU or Southern games get to tailgate or kickoff with temperatures in the upper 70s, but that will be the case this time around. On Sunday, clouds will attempt to lower and thicken with a shower possible later in the day. Highs will keep in the 70s. Scattered showers will try to develop early next week.
Forecast Discussion: A dynamic storm system will continue to bring bad weather to the Midwest. That same storm will exert only peripheral influences over the local area through the weekend. Weak upper ridging over the Gulf of Mexico will keep the atmosphere fairly well capped through Saturday. However, east-southeasterly surface winds will offer enough moisture at the lower levels to develop clouds. The inversion created by the aforementioned upper ridge may trap some of that moisture and bring mostly cloudy, if not overcast skies to the area. Temperatures though will stay on the mild side of average, with highs in the upper 70s and lows in the low 60s. By Sunday Evening, the Midwest storm will be settling southeastward and could introduce a shower to the region. By this time, the atmosphere still won’t be fully saturated though so we’re not anticipating widespread or heavy showers—nor any thunder. This front will not have much of a push from the upper levels as a zonal jet stream rides across the eastern half of the country. It may take until mid-week for the front to fully clear the region and thus clouds and a few showers will remain on forecast boards through Wednesday at least. Behind this front, temperatures will trend back toward seasonal averages by the end of next week.
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