THURSDAY Update:  Spring-like Warmth – Showers & Storms Returning

             Good Morning! Today will likely be the warmest day in 19 days.  We may actually reach the lower 70’s.  Should be a great day.  Changes are on the way as a storm system approaches.  Showers could begin Friday afternoon and showers and storms become likely Friday night into mid-day Saturday. New Years Day is looking nice.  Another significant storm system arrives early next week. Next week will be rather unsettled from Monday night through Wednesday.  Rainfall amounts could be quite heavy.   Here’s my brief forecast discussion. 

TODAY:   Nice day!There will be a good bit of sunshine.  Very mild.  Almost spring-like.  High 70 to 72.  Southeast wind 5 to 10.  Not as cold tonight.  Low 48.    (Normal: 60/37)

NEXT FEW DAYS:  Showers and thunderstorms will return to the forecast on by Friday night and into Saturday. 

If you have big outdoor plans on New Years Eve…we should be dry!

New Year’s Day looks dry and mild right now. 

Another significant storm system will affect the area early next week.  Next’s week system will be a two-parter Monday night through Wednesday.  

Flooding could be an issue next week.  Locally heavy rainfall is possible across the Gulf South. 

Could there be SEVERE weather next week? SPC has outlooked an area to the west of us on Monday. But, as we get into Tuesday & Wednesday the models are not in good agreement at the moment. However, I would be surprised if SPC includes us in Future Severe Outlooks in the Tuesday/Wednesday time frame.

Here’s the 10 day Model Temperature trend.  There’s NO freezing temperatures in the next 10 days.  The Arctic Floodgates are closed for now. 

PLANETS:   As 2022 comes to an end, skywatchers can take in the rare sight of all of the planets in our solar system (aside from Earth) together in the sky. Mercury Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are all currently visible simultaneously with the naked eye. The two outermost planets, Uranus and Neptune, can meanwhile be observed with binoculars or a telescope.

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