Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Cooler and less humid start to the Weekend!


A much cooler afternoon is in store for us today.  Current temperature is 81 w/ a few clouds around and winds NW at 5 mph.  Since the winds are out of the north, it has helped to stabilize the atmosphere eroding our chances for showers and storms this afternoon.  The cause of the cooler temperatures is an upper level low located over the great lakes.  All upper level moisture has been pushed south of our area is currently over northern Alabama.  Since the upper level moisture was pushed south, this will cause us to have less humid conditions.  At the surface, a cold front stretches from the Texas Panhandle all the way up the east coast.  The cold front pushed through earlier this morning, therefore we can expect cooler temperatures this afternoon/evening and into tomorrow.  Surface low is located over Arkansas.

current color enhanced goes east infrared image
Infared Satellite image valid for 3:15 P.M. CDT.  Take note of the clear conditions over KY.
The upper level low that is currently over the great lakes will remain in control of our weather over the next couple of days.  Cooler temperatures and less humid conditions are in store for tomorrow with warmer conditions returning on Friday.  On Friday, the upper level low will deepen starting at Iowa and will propagate down over our area into Saturday.  With this deepening, a cold front is expected to move through Friday night into Saturday.  Due to increased upper level moisture, moderate to heavy rain is anticipated with this system.  Rain chances were will diminish throughout the day on Saturday.   As the time gets closer, will have more on this weather situation.  Tomorrow, expect a high temperature of 83 with cooler conditions and the low will be 56 with mostly sunny skies with winds remaining out of the north.  

Days at a Glance

Thursday:   High- 83   Low- 59  Winds north at 5 mph with mostly sunny skies.  No precipitation is expected.     

Friday:   High- 87  Low- 60  Winds west at 5 mph with partly cloudy skies.  No precipitation expected during the day, however as a cold front approaches from the west, chances increase for the evening and overnight hours.  Chance of precipitation is 60% 

Saturday:  High- 85  Low- 63  Winds north at 5 mph with mostly cloudy skies becoming clear.  Precipitation is expected in the early morning hours tapering off in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 40%

Sunday:  High- 87  Low- 64  Winds north at 5 mph with mostly sunny skies.  No precipitation is expected.

Forecaster:  Tyler Binkley        

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