Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tomorrow's System Brings Rain, than Cooler, Drier Air

We enjoyed fairly mild temperatures today but the Mid-South will cool down with the passage of a cold front tomorrow night. Prior to the frontal passage tomorrow, temperatures will be mild (upper 60's) with periods of rain.

Visible satellite imagery valid at 2045z (2:45 PM CST).
Visible satellite imagery shows vast cloudiness to our west ahead of the cold front. This image alone suggests cloudiness with periods of rain tomorrow as the system moves east.

The Weather Prediction Center's 24-hr forecast of fronts/pressure and weather, valid 18z (12:00 PM CST) Wednesday.
Above is the Weather Prediction Center's surface map showing positions of fronts at noon tomorrow. Chances for rain will start by mid-morning with higher probabilities of rain in the afternoon, ending with the passage of the front during the late evening.

The Weather Prediction Center's 6-hour quantitative precipitation forecast from 18z Wed (12:00 PM CST Wed) through 00z Thur (6:00 PM CST Wed).
As far as amounts of precipitation go, the Weather Prediction Center has near 0.30 inches during a 6 hour time frame in the evening, but we wouldn't be surprised to see rain totals closer to half an inch.

Once the front and associated rain has passed, we're looking at much cooler, drier air for the end of the week. Temps will be near 60 Thursday and Friday with overnight lows dipping into the 30's.

--William Churchill (Social Media Intern)

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