Today is going to be the last warm day for a while. We’ve been spoiled lately with these well above average temperatures. Yesterday, we saw highs in the mid 70’s at most locations. On Thursday, temperatures will be a good 30 degrees colder.
A low pressure system is on the move across the Mississippi Rivery Valley and an accompanying cold front will cross the region later tomorrow. In the meantime, a separate low will move up through the Gulf and across the Southeast today. The combination of the Gulf low and enhanced lift from the cold front will create widespread showers beginning tonight and lasting pretty much all day tomorrow. Temperatures will continue to drop thoughout the day as the cold front moves through.
Temperatures behind the front are going to be CHILLY. Rain will change to snow tomorrow night, and at this time doesn’t look to be limited to the higher elevations. However, no accumulation is expected. I wasn’t here for the event a few weeks ago, so I’m pumped to see my first snow of the year, even if it will be minimal at best.
High temperatures on Thursday will be 30 degrees colder than yesterday and it will be breezy. Stray showers will stick around for the first half of the day, but should clear out by the evening. It’s going to be a shock to the system after the past few days.
We begin a gradual warmup after Thursday, but daytime temps will still be relatively cool and overnight lows will be cold. We should see plenty of sunshine for the weekend though.