Thursday, February 13, 2014

Warmer into the Weekend!

By Jay Grymes & Steve Caparotta

The clouds were slower to exit than we had hoped and that meant a cloudy start to the day for many. But the sun finally came out and temps started climbing nicely by mid-day, with just about everyone in the 50°s under fair skies for the afternoon.

Tonight - Friday

We've got another cold night on the way under fair to partly cloudy skies as most WAFB neighborhoods head back down into the 30°s by Friday's sunrise. However, the big difference between this morning and Friday morning will be that just about everyone in the viewing area stays above freezing. It's possible that a few of our northernmost viewers might just dip to around freezing near sun-up, but if it does happen it won't last long at all. And tomorrow will be much warmer across the region, with highs for just about everyone reaching the upper 60°s to near 70° for Friday afternoon.

Expect a return of clouds by Friday evening as our next cold front rapidly approaches from the north. Our models are still hinting at the potential for a passing shower or two in the region late Friday evening as the front moves through. However, the majority of us stay dry and whatever does fall should be brief and won't amount to much.

Weekend / Parade Forecasts

We expect the cold front to move through during the overnight hours with the front draped across the northern Gulf by Saturday's sunrise. While the front will do little in the way of rainfall, it will be followed by a dose of cooler Canadian air. After a Saturday morning low in the 40°s, we think Saturday will top-out in the low to mid 60°s for most WAFB communities under mainly sunny skies.

For those headed to the Krewe of Jupiter & Juno parade on Saturday evening, the weather cooperates for the most part -- just be prepared for parade-time temps in the 50°s.

Sunday looks like it should be a spring-like beauty: after a morning start in the low to mid 40°s we expect fair skies throughout the day with afternoon temperatures reaching the 70°s for many WAFB neighborhoods. That means a great day for downtown BR's Mystic Krewe of Mutts activities, which runs from late morning until late afternoon (with the official parade at 1:30pm) on North Boulevard.

Monday should be a partly to mostly cloudy day, again mainly-dry, with highs getting into the low to mid 70°s for most WAFB communities.

Extended Outlook

Based on the extended outlook, our next cold front is scheduled to arrive Tuesday. We'll call for limited rain chances as the front slides by -- on the order of 30% or so. For the time being at least, we're not expecting much of a temperature change with Tuesday's front; most of us can expect highs for Tuesday afternoon in the 70°s. Our forecast remains mainly-dry for next Wednesday and isolated showers for Thursday with highs again in the 70°s on both days.

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