A cold front moves through the Mid-South today, bringing with it scattered showers and a chance of afternoon thunderstorms. The showers will linger through the evening hours, but clouds and precipitation will hold temps down in the 70s, which is still a bit above average. The Storm Prediction Center has placed the metro under its first-ever "Marginal" (category 1 of 5) risk of severe weather today ahead of the cold front, but we're rather skeptical that any storms will get anywhere near severe limits. (For a review of the new SPC outlook categories, click here.)
|SPC places areas ahead of the cold front in a Marginal risk of severe storms this afternoon. We think the threat of anything approaching severe will be very isolated.|
|A reinforcing cold front moves through early Friday, with cold Canadian-origin high pressure building in at the surface behind it. This will result in cool temperatures for the weekend.|
Saturday's high with full sunshine will remain in the 50s before temperatures start to rebound a bit Sunday into early next week. For those who dislike cold weather, this weekend's cool spell looks to be brief as warmer air moves back in next week, along with more rain chances by mid-week. Click here for the complete MWN Forecast.
|According to modeled temperatures from the GFS model for the coming couple of weeks (this is NOT forecast data), trends favor a return to warmer weather after this weekend's cool conditions. Other sources agree with this general trend.|
P.S. Don't forget that it's also the end of Daylight Saving Time this Saturday night! "Fall back" to Standard Time when low sun angles occur during rush hour and evenings are dark. Not my favorite time of year...
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