MONDAY Update:  Early Taste of Winter – Rain Tonight – Very Chilly Week Ahead

       Good Morning!  The Big Chill will stay in place through the week ahead.  The normal hi/lo this time of year is 71/44.  We will not see normal for several days. Meanwhile there’s more rain in the forecast for tonight into early Tuesday. Here’s my brief forecast discussion.

TODAY:  Quite cool again today.  Sun and cloud mix.  North wind 6 to 12 mph.  Today’s high near 60. Cloudy tonight.  Rain  is likely tonight and first half of the day Tuesday as a storm system cruises along the Gulf coast. 

Low pressure storm system will move eastward along the Gulf coast.  Rain will move into the area late tonight.  The greatest threat of concentrated rain will be from Midnight till about lunchtime Tuesday.

Here’s a couple of Future radar snapshots.  Rain will be widespread for the morning commute on Tuesday.  The back edge of the rain moves through close to lunchtime tomorrow.

Heaviest rainfall amounts will be down along the Gulf coast, closer to the warm front.

NEXT FEW DAYS:    After the rain departs, expect another surge of chilly air.

Wednesday through Saturday will be chilly.  Thursday’s high may not reach 50.  Lows at night will be disappointing.  At or below freezing.  Winter has arrived way too early.

Here’s the model temperature blend for the next 10 days.  Normal high 71.  Normal Low 44.  We won’t be near normal for a long time. I see temperatures freezing or below on 6 of the next 10 mornings.  The only nice thing I can say – I do not see any severe weather threats in the next 10-12 days.  This is great news because we are in the heart of our Fall Tornado season.

Could there be a little recovery in about two weeks?   Maybe.   The GFS Ensembles are hopeful. But, I wouldn’t take it to the bank.  Will it last?   We don’t know yet.

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