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Not entirely dry

1 year 7 months 1 week ago March 19, 2015 Mar 19, 2015 Thursday, March 19 2015 March 19, 2015 5:19 AM in Weather
Source: WBRZ Weather Center
By: Meteorologist Josh Eachus

While widespread, numerous showers and thunderstorms are not expected, we'll be dodging drops the next two afternoons.


Today and Tonight: Mostly cloudy skies will indeed reveal some breaks of sunshine today helping high temperatures back into the low 80s. With daytime warmth, a lingering weak front may spark off a few showers, but expect low rain coverage. Overnight, skies stay mostly cloudy and temperatures stay muggy in the low 60s.

More on the days to come-- showers and sniffles in our weekly weather video blog: http://www.wbrz.com/videos/weekly-weather-vlog-sniffles-edition/

Looking Ahead: Friday will be a copy and paste forecast from Thursday. That being said, more noticeable change will occur on Saturday. Thick clouds will hold temperatures into the mid 70s. By Evening, a batch of rain is expected as a storm system crosses the region. Periods of rain will linger through at least Sunday Morning. As a front pulls through the area, high temperatures will be notched back to average in the low 70s. By Monday Morning, the region will clear out with lows also returning to normal-in the low 50s.


Forecast Discussion: A decaying and weak front has settled over the region. Essentially a surface trough now-unseasonable warmth and humidity can still be lifted to activate some afternoon shower activity Thursday and Friday. Lacking upper-level support should keep rain coverage and intensity low. As the front never cleared the area, temperatures will go unchanged from their above average state. By Saturday, the next upper trough will slide through the southern branch of the jet stream and help to develop another surface low in Texas. Expect this complex to cross the area Saturday Afternoon to Sunday Afternoon bringing with it another batch of rain. Widespread coverage is anticipated and we'll watch this period for the possibility of some thunderstorm action as well. This go around, models are showing enough push to get an attendant cold front through the region, greatly reducing if not eliminating rain chances for early next week and bringing thermometers back to seasonable levels-low 70s/low 50s.


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