High pressure look to keep over the Panhandle through the weekend and most of Monday with afternoon temps climbing steadily from the mid 60s to the low 70s by mid week. Behind this high pressure system lies a boundary which will drape across the and pass over head by Sunday afternoon. Due to the drier/stable conditions we will have previously had, rain chances will hold at 0% as this boundary passes. Models also indicate more force lifting towards the north within the Central/Mid Atlantic States which will also help keep the forecast dry through Monday. Once this boundary passes though, Temps will begin to increase as a much stronger front develops west of the Mississippi River. This front looks to shift to the east forcing a southerly out of the Gulf as it moves. This front, though quite a ways off, will begin to effect our local area as early as Tuesday afternoon in the form of 20% rain chance. For the time being, this front is not picking a particular day in the forecast runs where we see a form of continuity so for the time being rain chances will hold at 20% through next Saturday however, A pattern may be picked up by as early as tonight with the new runs coming in at 8PM and 11PM. Expect a cold start to the work week with Monday morning lows hovering around 32 degrees with a warming trend occurring through the week topping off lows in the mid 40s.
Posted at 5:12 PM, Feb 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-02 12:14:20-05
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