THURSDAY Update:  Dry & Warm For Now – Risk of Showers Saturday?

Good Morning!  It’s November, but it doesn’t feel like November.   Our warm, dry, comfortable pattern continues for now.  We’re dry at least through Friday.  An approaching front could bring scattered showers on Saturday.  We sure need the rain. . Here’s my brief forecast discussion.

TODAY:    Expect abundant sunshine again today.  Warm & dry again.  High near 80.  East wind at 5 to 10 mph. Mainly clear tonight.  Low 56.

NEXT FEW DAYS:  Our warm, comfortable pattern continues.  There will be a good bit of sunshine.   Highs will tease 80 again Friday. .  Perhaps lower 80’s Saturday and Sunday.  Scattered showers are possible Saturday.  Otherwise, it’s a dry forecast.

An Upper Ridge of High Pressure is responsible for keeping us warm and storm-free for now. 

NEXT CHANCE OF RAIN?:    Over the weekend a frontal system brings rain to Mississippi on Saturday. 

Showers will move into western Alabama, and will “tease” central Alabama.   I’ll put in a 40% chance.  But, so far the GFS and EURO models show this system fizzling by Sunday.  We sure need the rain.  The new drought monitor map comes out later this morning.  

Here’s the model blend on projected rainfall through Sunday. A few showers Saturday could help some towns, but, as this map suggests, many of us will be living on the “edge of wetness”. 

TROPICAL WEATHER: Tropical Storm Lisa is over Central America  his morning, headed westward. Hurricane Martin is in the north central Atlantic heading in the direction of the UK.    Two Areas to Watch in the Atlantic have potentially interesting implications for the southeast United States next week.   Stay tuned. 

FALL BACK:  This is the weekend we Fall Back.  Set the clocks back an hour late Saturday night/Sunday morning at 2AM.  Back to Standard time till next March.

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