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Still dry, big cool down ahead?

8 months 1 week 4 days ago Monday, November 14 2016 Nov 14, 2016 November 14, 2016 5:58 AM November 14, 2016 in Weather
Source: WBRZ Weather

The week ahead will be quiet overall, but a pair of cold fronts will cross the area with the latter bringing some big temperature changes.

THE FORECAST:

Today and Tonight: The sun returns today! High temperatures will make it into the low 70s. Overnight, skies stay mostly clear with lows dropping briefly into low 50s. 

Up Next: There is no rain in this forecast. You can expect lots of sun with near normal temperatures. Two fronts will come through the area this week though. The first one is expected Tuesday and is rather weak. It will bring some dry air to reinforce the low humidity, but won't do much to drop the actual temperature. It may bring a few clouds. Lows will stay in the 50s as a result. By the end of the week, highs may actually make it into the upper 70s. Then, the second front will come toward the weekend, and while rain at this time is considered unlikely, it will pack more of a temperature dropping punch. By next Sunday we can expect some lows in the low 40s with highs struggling for 60 degrees! 

The Tropics: The tropics are generally quiet, but an area off the coast of Nicaragua has a 60% chance of development by the weekend. This is not something to be concerned about locally.

THE SCIENCE:

A weak frontal passage slated for Tuesday appears to be mostly dry with maybe a sprinkle or two along the immediate boundary, but not enough to warrant any considerable rain chances. Surface continental high pressure will build and remain place Wednesday through Thursday before flushing out east with a new storm system developing on the lee side of the Rockies in the Upper Midwest in the central plains states. The associated cold front will move through the area on Saturday with a better chance at showers in the morning hours but current timing clears that out before noon-- will watch for any effect on college football activities. A much cooler and drier airmass then builds for the weekend with highs and lows several degrees below average.

--Josh

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