Saturday, June 1, 2013

"Cool" Front on Sunday?

As we expected, a few showers and a couple of rumbles of thunder around the WAFB viewing area today, but most of us stayed “rain dry,” although if you spent any time outdoors today then you know all about the heat and humidity. Heat Index numbers around the viewing area reached the mid 90°s, with a few neighborhoods hitting the upper 90°s!

Whatever rain is still on Titan9 by 7PM will be just about all gone soon after sunset. We’ll go to partly cloudy skies, but stay fairly muggy overnight with lows in the low 70°s for the Red Stick - - and a little higher south of metro BR.

Like we’ve seen the past several mornings, we could spot a shower or two in the early morning hours Sunday, but most of us will remain dry through the morning. However, the “cool” front we’ve been talking about all week is still on schedule to arrive tomorrow, and that will mean scattered afternoon and evening shower and t-storms. For now, we’ll stay with a forecast for a 50% coverage -- so not everyone gets the rain.
The front will be a little slower to clear the region than I had thought, so we’ll keep a slight chance of rain in the forecast for the first half of Monday, with clearing during the second half of the day.

And as we’ve mentioned, this “cool” front won’t be all that cool -- in fact, the afternoons could actually get a little warmer behind the front for Tuesday and Wednesday. But you should notice the drop in humidity by late Monday into Tuesday. The lower dewpoints should also mean morning lows slipping into the 60°s for a couple of mornings.

Sadly, the less-humid air mass won’t stay around long. The air moistens-up by late Wednesday, with scattered afternoon showers returning to the daily forecast for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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