Dec 9, 2013 10:49 AM by Dave Baker
Cold air will remain in place for the early part of the work week. Lots of clouds in store for Monday and some rain redeveloping later this afternoon and tonight. A front remains draped over the northern Gulf of Mexico trapping warm, moist air south of us. A low pressure area is developing along that front east of Brownsville, Texas and will drift northeast. An upper level low pressure area will drift over the middle part of the country and help to pull some of the Gulf moisture northward into the colder air. The result will be gray skies and occasional rainfall returning to the region.
Cold air will hold on through the midweek, but with drying conditions, some sunshine will return for the midweek. Temperatures will stay in the 50s for highs and 30s for lows. The return flow will set up for Friday and Saturday bringing a warm up. Highs will reach the mid 60s on Friday, which is normal for this time of year. Rainfall will return again Saturday with highs in the 70s. Cooler and drier are moves back in early next week.