Looping on the wrong track
Clouds and a chill will continue to prevail through Thursday.
Today and Tonight: If you are craving some sunshine, just hang on another 48 hours! Like Tuesday, it will be overcast and temperatures will stay chilly with highs struggling for 50°. During the overnight hours a few showers will develop with lows hovering around 40°.
Looking Ahead: While Thursday will start with some passing showers-especially in southern locations, the end to dreary chilly weather will be afoot. By afternoon, some clearing may occur as showers exit stage right. Still, a cool day is expected with temperatures in the upper 40s. Overnight, skies will go all clear allowing a quick chill down to near freezing. Friday and Saturday are shaping up to be a pair of January gems with ample sunshine. Friday will get to the upper 50s and after a cool beginning; Saturday will run for 60°. We can expect to carry dry conditions through the weekend.
Forecast Discussion: With high pressure locked in to our north and a surface trough developing in the Southwest Gulf of Mexico, the Gulf Coast will again see a cloud deck and moisture forced across the region. While the low levels saturate, mid-level clouds will lower through Wednesday eventually giving way to some spotty shower action overnight and into Thursday. Most forecast models show the bulk of any organized shower activity staying closer to coastal parishes, however, a shower is certainly feasible as far north as Southern Mississippi as indicated by modest uplift across the region. Much more pleasant weather will begin to take hold as a surface high pressure system beneath a zonal flow aloft will build into the region by Friday. Directly overhead, the high pressure will promote subsidence and all clear skies with continued cool temperatures. Heading into the weekend, the high will park near the Atlantic Coast allowing a bit of a southerly flow and thus, warmer temperatures. By Sunday, some clouds may begin to push in as well as moisture in the local atmospheric column increases.
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