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Low end rain chance then warmer temps

7 months 3 weeks 6 days ago October 26, 2016 Oct 26, 2016 Wednesday, October 26 2016 October 26, 2016 5:58 AM in Weather
Source: WBRZ Weather

Looking for rain? The best chance of the next 7-10 days will come between now and Thursday, but don’t bet on it.

THE FORECAST:

Today and Tonight: Though skies will be partly sunny, an increase of cloud cover compared to Tuesday is expected for Wednesday. A weak disturbance could potentially create a shower, but in all likelihood any rain would stay near the coast. High temperatures will reach for the mid 80s with light, southeast winds. Overnight, skies stay mostly cloudy with a spotty shower possible and lows in the low 60s. 

Up Next: The isolated rain chance will hang on into Thursday before that disturbance exits the area. Then, sunshine and unseasonable warmth are anticipated through Halloween with highs in the mid 80s and lows in the low 60s. Normals for this time of year are upper 70s and mid 50s.

The Tropics: No tropical activity is expected over the next five days.

THE SCIENCE:

Forecast Discussion:  A shortwave trough moving across the Gulf Coats will provide a slim rain chance and passing clouds Wednesday and Thursday. With limited moisture, the rain chance with this system will remain low. As surface wind shift south, a bit of moisture will be drawn inland for just a touch of humidity and thus warmer low temperatures. A weak ridge will build over the region behind that shortwave and cause steady, quiet weather with slightly above average temperatures through Halloween. Long range forecast models don’t show another front, and thus little rain or cooler temperatures, until at least the second week of November.    

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