Posted: Dec 27, 2013 5:46 AM by Meteorologist Josh Eachus
Updated: Dec 27, 2013 5:46 AM
Skies have been finicky this week and will be so again today. It's been times of sun and clouds with more sun than clouds, but today we're trending towards the opposite. Mid and upper level moisture increasing will mean a thickening of the high clouds deck into lower clouds. Our skies will end up mainly cloudy by the end of the day. With light easterly winds having little influence on temperatures, expect a high similar to yesterday in the mid 50s, only limited by the growing cloud cover. Overcast skies will be the case for tonight with a rain shower possible by morning.
On Christmas Eve, there were no signs of foul weather for the week ahead. By Wednesday, forecast models were hinting at a Gulf low pressure system shoving some showers into Southeastern Louisiana. Today, it looks like we're in for a raw and soppy first half of the weekend. As an upper level trough moves over the Gulf waters, a surface low pressure system is expected to form in the Central Gulf of Mexico and quickly push northeast. Look for the surface low to track somewhere close to the Louisiana/Mississippi border and into Georgia. Close to its center, but on the cool western side, Saturday will feature periodic rain but a chilly feel as temperatures struggle to get into the lower 50s. Those showers will linger overnight before the area clears on Sunday Afternoon.
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