Friday, November 7, 2008

Cool weekend on tap; extended looks wet!

Astrong cold front moved through the Memphis area late yesterday afternoon bringing much cooler and breezy weather today. High pressure will dominate through the weekend with a reinforcing shot of cool air Saturday evening. That will keep temperatures mainly in the 50s for highs this weekend with lows dropping into the 30s each night, particularly in the suburbs. Widespread frost is anticipated Sunday morning and, if the wind goes calm, some places will see the freezing mark. Right now, I am forecasting about a 5 mph wind, so that may be enough to keep temps "up" in the mid 30s in the suburbs.

For next week, another pattern change is coming as we start seeing Gulf moisture flow back into the region and with a very slow moving front and low pressure systems riding up along the front, we will be set up for perhaps more than one bout of moderate to heavy rain. The first comes Monday night and early Tuesday with cloudy skies and slight chances of rain lingering until another possible round on Wednesday or Thursday. Hopefully by Friday, the front will have moved through and cleard everything out in time for the weekend! Next week's rainfall totals could easily surpass 2" in many locations.

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