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2 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago October 01, 2014 Oct 1, 2014 Wednesday, October 01 2014 October 01, 2014 5:04 AM in Weather
Source: WBRZ Weather Center
By: Meteorologist Robert Gauthreaux III

As the system responsible for bringing us the cool air on Friday slowly moves toward the east, it will also bring moisture from the gulf into the coast. this will increase our rain chances heading into Friday. You can expect a little bit better coverage of showers and thunderstorms today as compared to yesterday. Rain chances will steadily increase each day until the frontal passage.

Well start off the morning with a few clouds and a muggy feel. Some patchy fog may be possible. Heading into the afternoon hours we will reach the upper 80s and potentially even 90°. It will feel a little more humid outside and we will see a few more clouds this afternoon. It's going to feel more like an early September day rather than an early October day. You can expect some showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon hours lingering into the early evening and then eventually clearing out for Wednesday night. A similar forecast is expected on Thursday with a little bit better coverage of showers and thunderstorms in anticipation of the cold front. Right now it looks like we will begin to see the thunderstorms associated with that front late Thursday night and early Friday morning with the bulk of the thunderstorm activity passing early Friday morning. It looks like we should be in the clear for Friday night football.

Due to the drastic difference in air masses some severe weather is expected but will likely remain toward our north. That does not mean that we some heavy downpours or gusty winds are impossible, but the main threat for severe weather is remaining toward the north.

Expect temperatures to remain near 90 for our highs until Friday and our low temperatures climbing into the mid 70s. Once we have frontal passage our temperature will drop to potentially only be upper 70s for highs and the mid to lower 50s for lows. Our weekend is looking fantastic crisp and cool.


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