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Storm Team Monday evening forecast (11/25/2013)

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Posted at 3:38 PM, Nov 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-25 15:38:00-05

The low-pressure disturbance in the western Gulf is gathering moisture, wind, and strength, and will create a rainy, sometimes stormy scenario for the region Tuesday.  Cloudiness will be persistent through the next 24 to 36 hours; as a result, temperatures this evening will hold steady or fall just a few degrees, with low temperatures achieved early, around the mid and upper 50s.  Southeast and south winds will increase in speed overnight as initial shower and rain action approaches from the southwest.  The south wind flow will attempt to bring warmer, moister air into the area from the Gulf ahead of the low and the front.  How much warmth enters the area may determine what level of strength our thunderstorms may have tomorrow.  Gusty winds will accompany some of the stronger storms, and a slight chance for an isolated tornado exists before the front passes later tomorrow.  Highs will reach the low to mid 70s.  Rain totals will range from one-half to two inches, with heaviest amounts along the coast and to the west.  Windy conditions continue late tomorrow through Wednesday as dry and cold air surge in with a new high-pressure ridge.  Thanksgiving appears to be mainly sunny and cooler than average.